Mace theft: See moment Senator Omo-Agege was arrested (video)

Suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been arrested at the National Assembly premises after the Senate mace theft today.

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Mr Omo-Agege was whisked away in a black hilux van at about 1:54 p.m. Press play to watch the video below.

The arrest is in connection to the Senate mace theft earlier on today.

Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, accused the senator of leading hoodlums to the Senate chamber to seize the mace.

Mr Omo-Agege after the incident returned to the Senate chamber where he attended the plenary session.

Also watch the actual footage of the Mace being stolen:

The Senate plenary was on Wednesday 18th April disrupted after about 10 suspected thugs invaded the chamber and made away with the mace.

The incident happened few seconds after a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, entered the chamber with the thugs who forced their entrance into the chamber.

One of the security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the thugs told him and other officers they were with the senator.

“We tried to stop them but they told us they were with him (Omo-Agege),” he said.

Seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.
They left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV.

The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament. Senate has given security agencies 24 hours ultimatum to retrieve the mace.

An hour after the Senator Ovie Omo-agege led thugs stole the mace, the Senate resumed plenary with a replacement mace.

Mr Ovie Omo-Agege was suspended for 90 days by the Senate after he accused his colleagues of working against the interest of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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