JUST IN: Senate asks security agencies to retrieve mace

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* Despite Invasion Nigerian Senate Gets Another Mace, Continues PlenaryThe senate has asked security agencies to help in retrieving its mace which was stolen after Ovie Omo-Agege, lawmaker Delta central senatorial district, invaded the chamber with suspected thugs.Omo-Agege was suspended last week for challenging the sequence of election as proposed by the senate.He had said it was targetted at President Muhammadu Buhari.However, he made his way into the red chamber on Wednesday while some unidentified persons who accompanied him carted away the mace.Responding, Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the upper legislative chamber, said the act is tantamount to treason.“This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the federal government of Nigeria by force, and it must be treated as such,” he said in a statement.“All security agencies must stand on the side of due process and immediately mobilise 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.”In a tweet shortly after the confusion, Senator Sani stated: ”The senate invaded.Mace taken away.Deliberations on whether to adjoined or not.I and others insisted that the senate must not adjoin.I removed my waist Belt and lay to serve as a mace for us to continue,My colleagues seconded.Then a spare mace brought in and the session continued.Good Drivers are not known when the road is smooth.”More Details later