PoliticsNGR has been furnished with details on how the Nigerian police force recovered the Senate’s Mace that was stolen by thugs hired by Delta Central senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Agege made headlines yesterday after his thugs brazenly walked into the Senate chambers and stole the Mace.
A statement by the Deputy Force Spokesman, SP Aremu Adeniran, revealed that the mace was abandoned under the flyover before the city gate in Abuja where a passerby saw it and alerted the police.
He said that following the ugly incident, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris had ordered the FCT Police Command to beef-up security at the National Assembly.
He said that investigation into the incident was still ongoing to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The deputy spokesman commended Abuja residents, especially motorists, for their cooperation during the rigorous stop and search operation for the recovery of the mace.
Adeniran said that the commitment of the police to guarantee protection of lives and property and sustain democracy in the country remained unequivocal and unwavering. The also revealed that a discreet investigation was ongoing into the series of events that led to theft.