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Senate orders IG of Police to recover Mace within 24 Hours



Senate orders IG of Police to recover Mace within 24 Hours - BellaNaija

The Nigerian Senate has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to recover the stolen mace within 24 hours, The Cable reports.

Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central District, had stormed the senate with hoodlums, carting away the mace.

Omo-Agege, along with the hoodlums, reportedly made away with the mace in 3 vehicles waiting for them.

The senate had continued proceedings with a spare mace.

Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president, soon moved a motion mandating that the IG of Police recover the mace within 24 hours.

The motion was unanimously passed.

Speaking at the plenary, Ekweremadu said they would not be intimidate. He said:

We have decided to continue with our day’s proceedings, even if it means sitting till 6pm.

They (Omo-Agege and thugs) passed through the entrance, passed through all the gates and took that mace away. We are not going to be intimidated by the circumstances. We will stand for our democracy and defend it.

It is an affront to democracy and on the senate; it is an affront on the national assembly. But we are going to continue to represent the people here. We are going to get to the root of this matter.

1 Comment

  1. larz

    April 19, 2018 at 8:28 am

    So the Senate is so unsecured that hoodlums (i am assuming with weapons) can come in with a senator to intimidate and steal from the Senate.

    If they can do that, then surely a kidnapper can come with the Senate President to burn down The Senate; an office of power in a country like Nigeria?

    Not only should the Senator and hoodlums be held accountable, the Senate and its security team needs to revamp their security protocol because this to be is a bigger issue and a disaster waiting to happen.

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