THUGS storms the Senate cart away with the Mace, the symbol of authority


THUGS on Wednesday morning stormed the Senate, caused confusion and went away with the Mace, the symbol of authority.

The thugs who were led by the suspended Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, APC, Delta Central, entered while plenary was on going and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding.

The thugs followed the suspended Senator Omo- Agege to the chamber, but eight of them entered the state chamber.

As the incident happened, many of the Senators rushed to the tea room.

The thugs beat the security and sergeart at Arms, went away with the mace before the very eyes of all.

Two of the thugs who wore brown safari clothes, ran out of the main entrance to the Senate lobby and ran into a waiting black Prado jeep.

Meanwhile, after forty minutes of the commotion, the Senate resumed plenary, having got another mace.

Speaking at resumed sitting, Senator Ekweremadu who noted that the Senate will get to the root cause of the problem and find a way out, said that the present 8th Senate will not be intimated, adding that as lawmakers, they will address all the issues in the Order Paper even it means staying to 6pm.

It will be recalled that the Senate last week suspended Omo- Agege for ninety legislative days,  for kicking against the new sequence of elections adopted by the Upper chambers which he alleged to have been targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2019 election.

Senator Omo- Agege has also been asked to withdraw his suit against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Senate from the court as part of the conditions to forgive him at the expiration of the ninety legislative days suspension.

Decisions of the Senate were subsequent to the report of Senator Samuel Anyanwu, PDP, Imo East led Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions which investigated the Senator.