Thugs on Wednesday morning stormed the Nigerian Senate and went away with the Mace after causing confusion. The thugs numbering about 15 were led by the suspended Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, APC, Delta Central. They entered while plenary was on going and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding.
The thugs were reported to have been heard shouting and saying that “Nigeria belongs to all of us,we are all Nigerians, we have come to bring in our Senator it have his seat as our senato.”
A source said Senator Omo- Agege went straight to look eye to eye with Senator Ekweremadu who was presiding, adding that it was at this moment that one of the thugs, the smallest of them, took the mace.
It was gathered that many of the Senators rushed to the tea room as the incident happened. The thugs beat the security and went away with the mace before the very eyes of all. Two of the thugs who wore brown safari clothes, ran out of the main entrance to the Senate lobby and ran into a waiting black Prado jeep.
Meanwhile, after forty minutes of the commotion, the Senate resumed plenary at 12.10pm, having got another mace.
Statement released by the statement concerning the missing mace.
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