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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who is now serving a 90-days suspension has been alleged to be the brain behind the invasion of the Senate plenary this morning by persons suspected to be thugs, during which the mace was seized and taken away by the invaders.

The Delta born senator tried to resist arrest when a commissioner of police and his team were attempting to peacefully take him away.

Omo-Agege had reportedly led hoodlums into the senate chamber to steal the mace.

The Senate statement, which said the action was an "affront to the legislature", accused a suspended senator of leading the thieves.

Dailytrust reports that Five persons sneaked into the chamber while DSP, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding and went away with the mace.

The hoodlums severely attacked some members of staff of the National Assembly, particularly the Sergeant-at-Arms on Chamber duties.


The Nigerian Senate was on high alert Wednesday after armed men interrupted a session at Nigeria's parliament, stealing its mace.

According to Premium Times, the Senate resumed its plenary around an hour after the incident after finding a replacement mace.

The incident was branded "an act of treason" by Aliyu Abdullahi, a Senate spokesman who said the lawmaker was trying to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Senate has also mandated that Parliamentary Support Group ( Senate) for President Muhammadu Buhari in which Senator Omo- Agege is the Secretary and Senator Abdullahi Adamu, APC, Nasarawa West is the Chairman, must be disbanded immediately.

Atiku Abubakar while likening democratic institutions to the human body said: "if one organ is harmed, it affects others".

The meeting is holding inside the Vice President's office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


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