- One year after the National Assembly was invaded and the Senate mace stolen, the upper chamber is set to take a final decision on the invasion
- The Senate chamber was invaded by suspected thugs on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- There will be a debate on the report of the Senate Adhoc Committee that investigated the invasion next week
The Senate and the House of Representatives have concluded arrangements to take a final decision on the invasion of the National Assembly by suspected thugs, who made away with the Senate mace.
Vanguard reports that there would be a debate on the report of the Senate Adhoc Committee that investigated the invasion next week.
Legit.ng gathers that a source stated that the committee had actually completed its work some months earlier.
The source said that the two chambers have resolved to deal with the matter before the expiration of their tenure and that by next week, the report has to be debated.
A source stated: “A number of lawmakers are angered that there should be no reward for those who have one way or the other linked to obstruction and invasion of the Assembly. If charges are pressed against them, some of them could serve up to six years in prison, in accordance with the Legislative Powers and Privileges Act, which is in force.
“We have been told by some campaigners that certain persons have been pencilled in for the position of Deputy Senate President and other positions in the incoming Assembly.
"The contention is that what kind of legislature are we building if we have to reward those who violated the chambers and the legislature and led the mace illegally out of the chambers. It is already being canvassed that action should be taken on the respite now and the two chambers of the Assembly are in unison in this matter.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Ovie Omo- Agege was arrested by Abuja police at the Senate premises after he led a team of thugs to invade the Nigerian Senate.
The incident which became violent saw the thugs drive away with the Senate Mace, which is the symbol of authority of the upper chamber.
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The thugs reportedly barged into the Chamber of the Senate during plenary, pushed away the Sergeant-at-Arms positioned at the entrance and carted away the mace.
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