Just in: Police recover Senate’s stolen Mace
The Nigerian Police has recovered the Senate’s stolen Mace at a flyover earlier than the Abuja City Gate, the place in line with ASP Aremu Adeniran, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters a patriotic passer-by noticed it and alerted the Police.
This got here because the IGP has ordered the Commissioner of Police FCT Command to beef-up safety on the National Assembly.
According to a press release by the Police on Thursday morning the Mace was recovered by the ‘Police teams who engaged in massive raids of identified criminal spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence building patrols, intelligence gathering which forced the suspected miscreants to abandon the Mace at a point under the flyover before the City Gate, where a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the Police.’
Also the The Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the forceful elimination of the Senate mace by some hoodlums on Wednesday morning.
He was in firm of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang.
Ekweremadu instructed State House Correspondent that the briefing was aimed toward stopping future prevalence of such act within the legislature to forestall breakdown of legislation and order.
According to the Deputy Senate President when such incidents happen it’s crucial that the management of the National Assembly briefs the Presidency instantly.
He added that since Senate President Bukola Saraki was overseas, he needed to transient Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari was attending the Commonwealth of States assembly within the United Kingdom.
“I got here to transient the Vice President to make sure that there may be legislation and order within the nation.
“When there may be any such improvement it can be crucial that he’s briefed on the earliest alternative.
“The Senate President is overseas, so it’s my duty to return and transient the vice chairman.
“And he has sympathized with us over what occurred and he’s going to hitch forces with us to make sure that we get to the basis of the matter and ensure this doesn’t occur once more,’’ he stated.
According to him, the invasion of the Senate “is a menace to our democracy’’.
“The invasion of the parliament isn’t acceptable to any particular person, it isn’t acceptable to me, it isn’t acceptable to my colleagues, it isn’t acceptable to the Vice President and I consider it isn’t acceptable to the President,’’ he stated.
Ekweremadu famous that these concerned within the act had been on their very own.
“I attraction to the media to assist us deliver an finish to this brigandage so that folks need to behave in a really accountable method.
“But let me guarantee you that we’re on high of the state of affairs, we continued our sitting right this moment and we’re going to proceed tomorrow,’’ Ekweremadu said.
He stated that the police had been nonetheless investigating the matter and that the Senate would discover out those that aided the approaching of the invaders.
“I consider a few of them have been arrested and we’ll get to the basis of the matter,’’ he declared.
The police assertion learn thus
Sequel to the invasion of the Senate Chambers of the National Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 18th April, 2018 by some suspected thugs who disrupted the Senate Plenary Session and carted away the Mace of the Red Chambers, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Ok. Idris NPM, mni, instantly instituted a high-powered Police Investigation and Intelligence Team coordinated by the IGP Monitoring Unit of the Force and additional directed a complete lock-down of the Federal Capital Territory with intense surveillance patrol and thorough Stop and Search Operations at varied Police check-points with a view to arresting perpetrators and potential restoration of the stolen Mace.
The Police groups engaged in huge raids of recognized legal spots/flashpoints, cease and search operations, visibility and confidence constructing patrols, intelligence gathering which compelled the suspected miscreants to desert the Mace at a degree below the flyover earlier than the City Gate, the place a patriotic passer-by noticed it and alerted the Police.
While a discreet investigation into the incident remains to be ongoing to arrest and produce the perpetrators to justice, the Nigeria Police Force appreciates the spirited members of the general public, most particularly motorists inside Abuja Metropolis for his or her assist, cooperation and well timed data in the course of the rigorous cease and search operations for the restoration of the Mace.
The renewed dedication of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure safety of Lives and Property, Peace and Stability and maintain democracy within the nation stays unequivocal and unwavering.