Hoodlums Invasion, Mace Snatching Act Of Treason - Senate

Senate declares attack on National Assembly as treason calls for police action

Confirming the seizure of the mace by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the senate asserted that the seizure of the mace is an attempt to overthrow the arm of the federal government.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Yusuff Lasun, said this when the lower chamber briefly suspended plenary to pay solidarity visit to the Senate over the forceful removal of the mace by the hoodlums.

The thugs overwhelmed the security personnel, ran into a waiting vehicle outside the plenary hall and drove away in a commando-like manner, bearing with them the staff of office regarded as the symbol of authority of the Senate. Tanimu also produces TV shows with NTA when not on Social media.

He had just last week been suspended from the senate after claiming the elections timetable-reordering bill was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

The statement said the session was holding with the mace, the official symbol of authority firmly in place, and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, presiding.

Financial Watch reports senator Omo-Agege has since been arrested by the Nigerian police over the removal of the mace from the upper legislative chamber.

"Without any investigation, Senator Sabi willfully, deliberately and unfairly made very serious allegations against Senator Omo-Agege on the Mace incident".

Parliament can not hold sittings without the ceremonial mace present. "The session is presently live on NTA Channel 10", the statement said.

The lawmaker who condemned the attack on Facebook called the incident an attempted coup that could fester if not addressed.

The ceremonial mace of Nigeria's upper chamber of parliament was stolen on Wednesday, Senate leaders said, condemning the theft as an "act of treason".

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