By Abdullahi Mohammed
As the Rational behind the Mace theft at the upper chamber of the Legislators, the National Assembly joint ad hoc committee investigating the invasion and carting away of the Senate’s mace has recommended the immediate suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
The committee made this known after the outcome of its investigation recommended Omo-Agege be suspended for 180 legislative days.
While submitting the outcome of its probe, the panel also recommended that Senator Omo-Agege be prosecuted alongside six other suspects who accompanied him into the chamber on the day of the incident while suggesting a total review of the National Assembly’s security architecture.
They are to be prosecuted for treasonable felony assault on National Assembly members of staff, conspiracy to steal and eventual theft of the Senate Mace, according to a report on Channels Television.
The lawmaker had while resuming from an earlier suspension slammed on him, allegedly led thugs who invade the upper legislative chamber amidst security.
The invaders carted away the mace which symbolises the authority of the chambers. It was later recovered by the police.
While appearing before the probe panel, Omo-Agege engaged them in a shouting match, insisting that he cannot answer questions from the committee because the matter is in court and discussing it will amount to subjudice.