OrderPaperToday – The National Assembly complex has been thrown into a huge confusion some unidentified men numbering between 4 and 7 intruded the Senate plenary and successfully carted away with the mace which is the Senate’s symbol of authority.
Unconfirmed reports say the recently suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta) was sighted alongside the fierce looking men.
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. It was amidst this unusual event that the men forcefully made away with the mace in a commando-like fashion, successfully beating security operatives in the Senate.
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.
Recall 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.