Police arrests Senator over stolen mace — NASS

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WorldStage Newsonline- There were uproars in Nigeria's National Assembly today as thugs invaded the Senate, disrupting plenary and made away with mace, the symbol of Authority.

Mr Omo-Agege who was accused of leading thugs to snatch the Senate mace was arrested by the police shortly after the plenary.

"This speaks to the kind of fractures that we're going to see as 2019 approaches", independent political analyst Chris Ngwodo said in an interview with Bloomberg.

There was confusion among senators on Wednesday morning as thugs stormed the Senate Chamber during plenary and seized the mace.

When asked if the Police would investigate the lawmaker as directed by the Senate leadership, the source declined comment and referred all inquiries to the FCT Police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah.

Omo-Agege had alleged the Senate of working against President Muhammadu Buhari who is running for a second term of office next year.

He said members decided that they must visit the Senate in solidarity with Senators and to tell Nigerians that the 8th assembly was determined to make democracy work in Nigeria. "We are grateful to the many Distinguished Senators who stood by Senator Omo-Agege". "Appropriate responses will follow, as may be necessary", Omo-Agege's statement read.

Atiku Abubakar while likening democratic institutions to the human body said "if one organ is harmed, it affects others". "Everyone can not agree with you". Senate President (SP) you can not stop a constituency from representation and not expect this sort of thing. "Your suspension order is provocative and a recipe for lawlessness". The old Mace was cart away by hoodlums' allegedly sponsored by suspended Sen.

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