Suspended Senator Arrested Over Senate’s Stolen Mace, APC Reacts


THE Nigeria Police on Wednesday afternoon arrested suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, at the National Assembly premises.

Mr Omo-Agege was whisked away in a black hilux van at about 1:54 PM, according to Premium Times.

The arrest is in connection to the theft of the Senate mace, hours earlier.

Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, accused the senator of leading hoodlums to the Senate chamber to seize the mace.

Sun Newspaper in its own version reports that the men who came with the lawmaker to disrupt  the upper legislative chamber have not been apprehended, as at press time.

Omo-Agege, an APC senator representing Delta West, had earlier been suspended by the Senate on Thursday, April 12, for 90 legislative days, following his opposition to an election re-ordering matter before the senate and a fractious court case he had instituted.

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Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a statement in reaction to the invasion of Senate chamber by hoodlums who took away the mace.

Read full statement below:

The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to the invasion of the Nigerian Senate by suspected thugs who disrupted Wednesday’s plenary and made away with the mace.

The APC hereby condemns this action and views it as an attack on our democracy and a desecration of the hallowed institution of the National Assembly.

We therefore call on security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

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Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)