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Mace theft: Names of arrested 5 suspects emerge

Mace theft: Names of arrested 5 suspects emerge

The names of five persons who reportedly entered the Senate to steal the mace which is the symbol of authority of the Red Chamber have emerged.

According to Daily Independent, the names emerged on Wednesday, April 18, hours after they were arrested by the FCT Police Command.

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The suspects were allegedly led into the Senate by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as a protest against his suspension.

The five suspects who are all from Delta state are:

Tuoyo Mabiaku – Warri North Local Government Area

Peter Orede – Warri South LGA

Blessing Edjeke from Abraka In Ethiope East LGA

Lucky Okomu from Oghara in Ethiope West LGA

Prince Enayemo – Ughelli South LGA had reported that protesters stormed the Senate chamber on Wednesday, April 18, and stole the mace. The protesters are supporters of a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.

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They left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV. The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament.

A security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly, said he was told by the protesters they were officers with the senator.

Omo- Agege was later arrested by Abuja police at the Senate premises. He was whisked away in a black hilux van at about 1:54pm.

In a statement sent to, the Senate spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger, APC), described the action of the protesters as an act of treason and called for police action.

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