"Yesterday, this legislative chamber, the nation, and the worldwide community were treated to the theatre of the absurd when armed men invaded the chamber to assault our staff and cart away the mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate".
Sahara Reporters had earlier reported that the mace that was snatched from the Senate during a plenary session has been returned after it was found under a flyover bridge in Abuja.
Deputy police spokesman Aremu Adeniran said a massive search operation was launched, forcing the suspects to abandon the mace under an Abuja flyover, "where a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the police".
Nigerian Police Force (NFF) and the Department of State Service (DSS), and other security agencies have been ordered not to arrest Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, over his alleged role in the Wednesday invasion of the Nigerian Senate.
The police of the FCT command later arrested the senator who was said to have been released shortly thereafter. And the security system at the National Assembly complex needs to be overhauled and beefed.
Sources in the National Assembly told New Telegraph that the invasion of the red chamber and taking away the mace became the favoured option of the group.
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The Nigeria Police has announced that the stolen mace from the Nigerian Senate has been recovered.
He handed it over to the chief security officer of the National Assembly, who then passed it to the Sergeant-at-Arms. We will get to the roots of the matter. The Committee eventually recommended Omo-Agege's suspension.
The mace of the Senate was forcefully taken away by some hoodlum at the Senate Chamber.
"If that had happened, they would have taken over the Senate".
Ruling on the applicant' ex parte application on Thursday, Justice Bello restrained the four respondents from arresting Omo-Agege pending the hearing of the senator's motion on notice. "I know they are still meeting and they will not give up as long as they see Saraki and Ekweremadu as enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari".