Mace Theft: Senate May Again Suspend Ndume, Omo-Agege
Following the invasion of the Senate chamber on April 18 by hoodlums who made away with the Mace, the Ad hoc Committee set up to investigate the circumstances is set to submit its report this wee.
The Committee chaired by Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, had earlier forwarded its recommendation to Senate panel on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, headed by senator Samuel Anyanwu.
Similarly, another expanded joint probe panel was set up with the House of Representatives with Senator Na’Allah heading the same committee.
There is however apprehension that the report of the Ethics panel, which may be submitted this week, will recommend the suspension of Ndume and Omo-Agege and some yet-to-be named co-conspirators in the upper legislative chamber.
Recall that the Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, Sulu-Gambari Abdul, had blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of the mace by hoodlums on internal conspiracy.
Mr Abdul had told the probe panel that the invasion was an act of internal conspiracy among some security agencies and some lawmakers.