Thugs running out with the Senate mace

Moses Okorie

Following the agitations by some groups under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society and Youth Groups in Nigeria, CCSYGN, that the Senate should revisit the issue of mace theft, which took place in April 2018, the Senate has declared that it would not revisit the issue.

Senator Godiya Akwashiki – the Senate spokesman stated this saying the incident had become a thing of the past, insisting that anything that happened at the 8th National Assembly has gone with the last assembly.

Senator Akwashiki

The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege has come under serious attack by civil society organizations, which accused him of perjury and felony while practising law in the United States of America.

Omo-Agege being whisked away by Police on that day

They were therefore asking for his removal as a principal officer of the national assembly, but his colleagues have argued that stand, saying it is no longer relevant to the present assembly.

Meanwhile, one of the groups, Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development, has distanced itself from the allegation and apologised for being part of the coalition.

The group’s leader, Edwin Olorunfemi, in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, January 18, stated that he has extricated himself from the coalition’s stance, adding that the allegation is false.


He described the outburst of the coalition as a ‘pull-him-down’ campaign mounted on behalf of some faceless politicians.

Part of the statement read: “I have also seen incontrovertible evidence of his acquittal of the alleged crimes by the California Superior Court, cannot in good conscience allow my name to be used for the conscienceless onslaught against the innocent DSP.”

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