Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu has opened up on yesterday’s attack on the Senate by armed thugs allegedly sponsored by Delta senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Shortly after order was restored in the Senate on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said that in the “commotion” which arose from theft of the mace, two senators were almost abducted.
PoliticsNGR gathered that one of the senators, Solomon Adeola alias Yayi had already been abducted but managed to escape from his captors with but with a sprained ankle. The identity of the other senator was not revealed.
Nigeria was sent into panic mode on Wednesday when Senator Omo-Agege gained entrance into the upper legislative chamber, accompanied by thugs who forcefully stole the mace.
Speaking at a reconvened session after a spare mace had been provided, Ekweremadu thundered that the Senate would not be intimidated by threats to the National Assembly.
The House of representatives condemned the invasion of the Senate and issued an order to the IGP that the mace had to be returned within 24 hours. Deputy Speaker, Yussuf Lasun said;
“We are giving the inspector general of police and the director of the SSS (state security service), to recover our mace within 24 hours”.
They described the invasion as a failed coup d’etat and an attack on democracy.