Mace Theft: National Assembly Summons Omo-Agege, Ndume

The Senate and House of Representatives joint adhoc board of trustees researching the April 18 Senate intrusion has summoned two legislators. 
Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta) and Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) were summoned for allegedly supporting the intruders who stole the Senate mace.
The mace was later recuperated by the police, who say they are still researching the episode they played then.
The chairman of the investigating committee, , Bala Ibn Na’Allah, issued the summon at the board of trustees meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
The summon takes after declarations from heads of various security organizations inside the National Assembly asserting that Mr Omo-Agege drove seven unapproved faculty into the red chamber and disturbed the entire assembly.
It was additionally affirmed that Mr Ndume impeded the mace attendant from saving the mace from the hoodlums.
“The committee has, therefore, deemed it necessary to invite you in order to respond to that allegation.
“As regards to Omo-Agege, based on the testimony of the DPO, the SSS and the sergeant at arms, you are alleged to have entered the National Assembly accompanied by seven persons who allegedly took the mace of the Senate during plenary session on April 18, at about 11:30 a.m.
“All those who testified, stated that the said people were cleared into the chamber based on your confirmation that they were with you.
“The committee,in pursuance of this,has deemed it necessary to formally invite you to respond to these allegations on Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00am,” Mr Na’Allah read out the format of the letter to be issued to the summoned lawmakers.
A week ago, the National Assembly Divisional Police Officer, Sulu-Gambari Abdul, blamed the legislators for contriving with hooligans who attacked the Senate chamber and took away the mace a month ago.
Mr Sulu-Gambari said the Senate attack was a demonstration of inner intrigue among some security organizations and a few administrator.
The invasion which was condemned by  most Nigerians including the government made the two councils of the National Assembly in this way set up a joint advisory group to research the episode.
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