Drama has returned to the Nigerian Senate and it is huge!
Thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege have invaded the red chambers and forcefully taken away the mace.
They broke into the chambers when plenary was going on, thereby creating serious confusion and tension.
The operation took Sergeant-At-Arms by surprise who tried to reclaim the mace without success.
The thugs were reported to have been heard shouting and saying that “Nigeria belongs to all of us,we are all Nigerians, we have come to bring in our Senator it have his seat as our senato.”
A source said Senator Omo- Agege went straight to look eye to eye with Senator Ekweremadu who was presiding, adding that it was at this moment that one of the thugs, the smallest of them, took the mace.
It was gathered that many of the Senators rushed to the tea room as the incident happened. The thugs beat the security and went away with the mace before the very eyes of all. Two of the thugs who wore brown safari clothes, ran out of the main entrance to the Senate lobby and ran into a waiting black Prado jeep.
Meanwhile, after forty minutes of the commotion, the Senate resumed plenary at 12.10pm, having got another mace.