By Ayobami Joel, Abuja
Police has arrested lawmaker representing Delta North, Senator Omo Agege, who led a group pf hoodlums to invaded the Senate Chamber during Thursday’s plenary and stole the Mace, which represents the symbol of authority of the Senate.
It was gathered that the senator was arrested outside the National Assembly Complex where he does not have immunity at about 2pm, after the Mace was stolen and restored.
Omo-Agege reportedly managed to make his way into the chambers despite his suspension at about 11:15 am.
Senators were left in shock as they sighted him and his company getting into the chamber, successfully beating security operatives in the Senate.
Senator Omo Agege
Following the shocking episode, the presiding officer, Senator Ike Ekweremadu declared that “the Senate has been invaded” and plenary was immediately aborted before it even took off.
Recalled that last Thursday, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was suspended for 90 legislative days for his comments on the electoral act amendment bill, which he said was targeted at the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, the Senate finally resumed plenary after coming out of an executive (closed door) session where the earlier incident of forceful removal of the mace was deliberated upon.
The session held with the mace, the official symbol of authority firmly in place, and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, presided.
The Senate voted to throughly investigate the sad assault on democracy and an obvious act of treason which the seizure of the mace by some armed hodlums represents. The hoodlums severely attacked some members of staff of the National Assembly, particularly the Sergeant-at-Arms on Chamber duties.
Some House of Representives members led by Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, later paid a solidarity visit to the Senate condemning the act of violence that led to the forceful removal of the Mace from the hallowed chamber.
“We are determined to conclude all matters slated on the Order Paper for today, even if it means us sitting until 6pm”, says Ekweremadu.