[Photo] Face of the ‘thug’ who snatched the Senate’s mace


Face of the ‘thug’ who snatched the Senate’s mace

A photo has emerged, showing the face of the young man who snatched the mace from the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday, April 18.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who represents the Delta Central federal constituency, had led some unidentified persons into the Senate chamber, leading to an uproar, The Cable reports.

The incident had caused the lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, to suspend its activities, in solidarity with the Senate.

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The groups referred to the incident as a challenge to the authority of the National Assembly, in separate interviews with newsmen.

The chairman of the Partners for Elect0ral Reform, Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, stated that the act must have been orchestrated by people who were not comfortable with the leadership of the legislative arm of government. He further said the episode shows there is a lack of cohesion in the National Assembly.