SEN. OMO-AGEGE ARRESTED BY THE POLICE

SEN. OMO-AGEGE ARRESTED BY THE POLICE

 

By Yemi Itodo

The Nigerian Police have taken into custody, the Senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege, who was alleged to be behind the mayhem at the Senate plenary on Wednesday.

The plenary session barely started Wednesday morning, when 7 unknown stern looking thugs invaded the red chamber, disrupted the proceeding and carted away with the mace, having beaten all the security checks.

A source in sergeant-at-arm who pleaded anonymity, said the thugs, who came in 2 SUV cars and a hilux van belonging to Omo-Agege, were accosted at the point of entering the white house, where the Senate chamber is located, but were allowed when they said they were guests to the lawmaker.

After the mayhem that lasted for an hour, the Senate resumed plenary with another mace while Ovie Omo-Agege was also in the chamber.

Meanwhile, the sergeant-at-arm, in a water-tight security operation, prevented any vehicle from entering or leaving the National Assembly complex while the resumed plenary lasted.

Omo-Agege, while proceeding out of the chamber with other lawmakers, was received by 2 senior police officers believed to have been amongst the detachment from the Force headquarters and arrested the Senator.

Before been whisked away in 2 hilux vans of the Nigeria Police, Omo-Agege, while answering questions from newsman, said “I cannot be arrested. For what?

It could be recalled that the Delta lawmaker was suspended last week for 90 legislative days, following the recommendation from the committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions over his comments on the amendment to the electoral act.

The lawmaker who was made to face the panel, was also suspended for taking the Senate and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki to court.

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