Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who was said to be the mastermind of the seized mace at the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday 18th April, 2018 has been arrested by policemen.
Omo-Agege was reported to have sneaked into the Senate during plenary and sat comfortably among other senators, but was whisked away by policemen.
Meanwhile, the Senate has described as a treasonable felony, the action of suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who led unidentified men to the chamber of the Senate to snatch the mace which is its symbol of authority.
Describing it as treason, Spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, described the action as an attempt to overthrow an arm of government.
“This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and it must be treated as such.
“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 this act.
“This action is also an affront to the legislature, and the Leadership of the House has come to express their support for this action.
“The Senate is now in an Executive session. An updated statement will be released immediately after the closed-door session,” he said.
Recall that Omo-Agege was suspended for 90 sitting days, which is supposed to last till 2019.
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