Police arrest Senator Ovie Omo-Agege
The Senator representing Delta Central was whisked away by the police in the Senate premises after Wednesday’s plenary.
This comes in the wake of the dramatic events in the morning where hoodlums carted away with the Senate's symbol of authority, the mace.
In the same vein, the Senate has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director of the Dept. of State Services, Lawal Daura to recover the Senate Mace which was carted away by the hoodlums, led by suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday, April 18.
The Senate presided by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu gave this directive following the dramatic incident on the floor of the Red Chamber.
Meanwhile, the Senate has described today’s incident as treasonable and condemned the action of Senator Ovie-Omo Agege who led armed hoodlums to walk into the Senate Plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the Mace.
In a statement by the Senate spokesperson, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Red Chamber describes the act as an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and that it must be treated as such.
The Senate thereby urges all security agencies must stand on the side of due process and immediately mobilize their personnel to retrieve the mace and apprehend the mastermind and the perpetrators of the act.
Report by Godfrey Obemeta