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Stolen Mace found by Passerby under Bridge – Police

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Stolen Mace found by Passerby under Bridge - BellaNaijaThe mace stolen from the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday has been discovered under a flyover bridge in Abuja, The Cable reports.

Suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege from Delta State had allegedly invaded the senate with thugs, carting away the mace.

The senator was taken into police custody, but was soon released.

The police, in a statement, said they were alerted by a passerby who found the mace under a bridge.

The statement read:

Sequel to the invasion of the senate chambers of the national assembly, federal republic of Nigeria on the 18th April, 2018 by some suspected thugs who disrupted the senate plenary session and carted away the mace of the red chambers, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, immediately instituted a high-powered police investigation and intelligence team coordinated by the IGP monitoring unit of the force and further directed a total lock-down of the FCT with intense surveillance patrol and thorough stop and search operations at various police check-points with a view to arresting perpetrators and possible recovery of the stolen mace.

The police teams engaged in massive raids of identified criminal spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence building patrols, intelligence gathering which forced the suspected miscreants to abandon the mace at a point under the flyover before the city gate, where a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the police.

While a discreet investigation into the incident is still ongoing to arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Nigeria police force appreciates the spirited members of the public, most especially motorists within Abuja metropolis for their support, cooperation and timely information during the rigorous stop and search operations for the recovery of the mace.

The renewed commitment of the Nigeria police force to guarantee protection of lives and property, peace and stability and sustain democracy in the country remains unequivocal and unwavering.

9 Comments

  1. Bowl

    April 19, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Lol. Enjoy your country

  2. Temi

    April 19, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    “sequel to…” is it a movie?

  3. Letty

    April 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    What purpose does this mace or maze serve?

    • Tony

      April 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      I wonder. The arrested the terror senator and let him go then police now turn around to harass civilians. See the stupid letter with unecessary grammar.
      When people go missing all this stop and search will not happen. Nigeria and many African countries have misplaced priorities. If only citizens could stand united and cleanse this horrific system. Unfortunately a society is a reflection of its people.

    • The voice

      April 19, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      Symbol of authority

    • Ms. Lurve

      April 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Same way the crown of a King in essence is jut Jewelry by symbolizes authority.

  4. Shameless senate

    April 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    If only these people can fight for their country like they fought for this mace.I have concluded that non living elements are more important than living beings in naija.Shameless bigots.

  5. The voice

    April 19, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    See the height of corruption!!!. The culprit is known, yet instead of being prosecuted (“The senator was taken into police custody, but was soon released” why was he not made to provide the mace and thugs for prosecution?)

    searches are being conducted to recover the mace of which we know how it was displaced … A porous government indeed! Mtcheeeew!!

  6. omomo

    April 20, 2018 at 11:06 am

    The only time government officials fight and stand for “their rights” is when it has to do with money and power. and their own security ….i wish they can fight like this to provide education , electricity and good hospitals for the masses

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