Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Senator Omo-Agege Arrested By Police

Senator Omo-Agege who reportedly led hoodlums to seize the mace in the Senate has been arrested by the Police.

Omo-Agege was arrested by the FCT Police command at 1:50 p.m while he crept into the chambers to join in the plenary.

Meanwhile, the Senate has gotten another mace and has continued plenary.

The Senate has also ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Director General of the State Security Service, Lawan Daura to recover the mace in the next twenty four (24) hours.
In a statement released by the Senate’s Spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, it was revealed that the Senate has resumed plenary with another mace and has some members of the House of Reps in solidarity visits.

“The Senate has resumed plenary about 15 minutes ago after coming out of an executive (closed door) session where the earlier incident of forceful removal of the mace was deliberated upon,” he said.

“The session is holding with the mace, the official symbol of authority firmly in place, and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, presiding.

“The Senate also decided that it will get to the roots of this sad assault on democracy and an obvious act of treason which the seizure of the mace by some armed hoodlums represents. The hoodlums severely attacked some members of staff of the National Assembly, particularly the Sergeant-at-Arms on Chamber duties.

“The Senate has mandated the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Kpotum Ibrahim and Director General of the State Security Services (SSS), Mallam Lawan Daura, to retrieve the mace stolen by the hoodlums within 24 hours.

“At the moment, some House of Representives members led by Deputy Speaker. Hon. Yusuf Lasun, are in the Senate chambers in solidarity visits. The session is presently live on NTA Channel 10.
“We are determined to conclude all matters slated on the Order Paper for today, even if it means us sitting until 6pm.”