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APC Calls For Omo-Agege’s Prosecution Over Mace snatching

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned in totality, Wednesday’s attack on the Senate and the snatching on the Mace of the senate.

This is even as it has called on all security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

In a statemnet issued by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, the party said that the attack ammounted to an attack on the nation’s democracy.

“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.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police has arrested Senator Ovie Omo Agege for leading the hoodlums into the Senate chamber during plenary to snatch the Mace which is the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber.

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Mace Theft: Police Arrest Senator Omo-Agege

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The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate for 90 days last week. He, however, attended the plenary today.

The Senate had accused him of leading the armed men who stormed the chamber and snatched the mace while plenary was on.

After the plenary, policemen ushered Omo-Agege from the door of the chamber into a waiting pickup van.

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Thugs Disrupt Senate Plenary, Steals Mace

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The Senate plenary was today disrupted after suspected thugs invaded the chamber and made away with the mace.

The incident happened few seconds after a suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege entered the chamber.

About 10 suspected thugs who came to the venue with the senator forced their entrance into the chamber.

Seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.

They left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV.

The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament.

One of the security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the thugs told him and other officers they were with the senator.

“We tried to stop them but they told us they were with him (Omo-Agege),” he said.

The Senate has accused a lawmaker, Ovie Omo-Agege, of leading hoodlums to seize the mace, which serves as the chamber’s symbol of authority.

In a statement after the incident on Wednesday, Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, said the incident is an act of treason.

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Police Arrest Armed Robber Operating With Tricycle In Enugu

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The Police in Enugu had arrested a suspected armed robber, who specialises in using tricycle, popularly known as Keke Napep, to operate in the metropolis.

The police spokesman in Enugu, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu that the suspect was nabbed in new artisan market axis of the metropolis on April 8.

Amaraizu noted that the feat of tracking down the elusive suspect was achieved by operatives of the Anti-Cultism Squad of the command.

He said that the suspect identified as Chika Ezike was nabbed based on intelligence information concerning his alleged nefarious activities and elusiveness.

“According to confessionary statement from the suspect, he used to impersonate as a security operative while driving the tricycle and that at a secluded area, he will forcibly dispossess his victims of their valuables and money and then change to another area of the metropolis,’’ Amaraizu said.

He said, “the suspect is regretting his act now as he is blaming Satan for his woes.’’

The spokesman said that the suspect had been helping police operatives in their investigations.

Amaraizu urged residents of the state to be wary of the antics of mischief-makers as well as other criminal minded individuals at any time or place.

“Members of the public should report promptly any suspicious person, object and gathering to the command’s four distress call numbers are: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 and 08098880172.

“They can also get to the command through our social media platforms, which include: nigeriapoliceenugustatecommand for Face-book; @PoliceNG_enugu for Twitter handle and enugustatepolice@gmail.com, enugustatepolice@gmail.com for Email,’’ he said.

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