Senate Resolves To Suspend, Prosecute Omo-Agege Over Mace Theft [Update]
The joint ad hoc committee of the National Assembly has resolved that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege should be suspended and prosecuted with immediate effect over his role in the theft of mace from the National Assembly.
Senator Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta central, therefore faces suspension for 180 legislative days if and when the decision be implemented.
Recall that the Senator was immediately suspended for 180 legislative days but was stopped by the court after the embattled senator dragged the hallowed chamber to court.
The court ruled in his favour and reversed the decision of the Senate, adding that the lawmaking body lack locus standi to suspend its elected members.
In the latest development, the committee recommends that Omo-Agege be suspended and prosecuted.
The committee also decided that he be prosecuted alongside the six other suspects who accompanied him into the chamber to move the emblem.
The lawmakers stated that an assault on the National Assembly and/or its members of staff, conspiracy to steal and/or stealing of the Senate Mace is a treasonable offence.
The committee also asked the National Assembly to review its security architecture.