Mace Theft: ‘We Didn’t Arrest Omo-Agege, We Only Escorted Him’ – Police

Mace Theft: ‘We Didn’t Arrest Omo-Agege, We Only Escorted Him’ – Police

By Wires | The Trent on April 19, 2018
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Senator Omo-Agege arrested by the Police on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. | Premium Times

Contrary to claim that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was arrested after some thugs invaded the Senate chambers to snatch the mace, the police said the federal lawmaker was merely escorted out of the National Assembly complex.

Sadiq Bello; the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, and some other police officers had taken Omo-Agege out of the NASS complex inside a black Toyota Hilux pick-up following the melee that ensued after the theft of the mace on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

A senior police officer confirmed that Omo-Agege was not arrested, adding that he was simply taken away from the NASS premises for security reasons.

“Was he (Omo-Agege) arrested? He was only taken out of the premises for security reasons, he wasn’t arrested or detained,” the senior officer stated.

When asked if the Police would investigate the lawmaker as directed by the Senate leadership, the source declined comment and referred all inquiries to Anjuguri Manzah, the FCT Police spokesman, .

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