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Breaking: Senator Omo-Agege, Ndume appear before National Assembly probe panel over mace theft

Breaking: Senator Omo-Agege, Ndume appear before National Assembly probe panel over mace theft

- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume are currently being grilled by the Senate committee set up to investigate mace theft

- The Senate's mace was on April 18, stolen when some men believed to have been sent by Omo-Agege invaded the red chamber

- Committee had last week invited Omo-Agege and Ndume over their alleged roles in the attack on the Senate

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who is representing Delta central senatorial district is currently appearing before the joint Senate and House of Representatives ad hoc committee set up to investigate the invasion and mace snatching at the Senate chamber on April 18.

The Punch reports that Omo-Agege has however dragged the National Assembly to court to stop the investigation. He made this known to our correspondent on Monday.

Legit.ng gathered that the committee had last week invited Omo-Agege and Ndume over their alleged roles in the attack on the Senate.

Ali Ndume, another senator invited by the committee, was also in attendance Tuesday, May 22.

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The chairman of the committee, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, while announcing the summons last Tuesday, May 15, had noted that testimonies given by various security personnel at the National Assembly Complex before the panel had implicated Omo-Agege and Ndume.

The panel had, however, shifted the investigate hearing to Tuesday, May 22, following an extended session held by the Senate last Wednesday, May 16, for consideration and passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill.

Both chambers of the National Assembly had also skipped plenary last Thursday, May 17, to allow members of the All Progressives Congress attend to the state congresses held by the party last Saturday.

Ndume had confirmed receipt of the invitation when contacted by our correspondent last Wednesday and said the sitting had been shifted to Tuesday (today). He had however declined further to comment on it.

Omo-Agege had said he would appear before the panel, although he had taken the legal step to stop the probe.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Senate committee investigating the invasion of the National Assembly by hoodlums who stole the mace summoned Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South, and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta central, for questioning.

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Source: Legit.ng

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