👤 By Danjuma Aliyu
Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, who led armed hoodlums to the National Assembly this morning, has been arrested.
The 54-year-old who was suspended for making an offensive comment last week, sneaked into the red chamber with his thugs in order to steal the mace, the piece of ornament which stands as the symbol of authority in the NASS.
Senator Omo-Agege, who decamped from the Labour party in March last year took to his heels after stealing the mace. He was finally arrested at about 1.50pm.
By taking the mace forcefully, the Senate Chairman on Media and Public Affairs said Senator Omo-Agege has engaged in “an act of treason.”
“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 on the legislature, and the leadership of the house has come to express their support against this action.”
The spokesperson for the ruling All Progressives Congress, has condemned the action of the lawmaker.
In a statement seen by DENISAURUS News, Bolaji Abdullahi, condemned the actions of Senator Omo-Agege, a member of the APC, describing it as 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 statement reads.
He adds: “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.”