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This led to the discovery of the stolen mace by a passer-by at a point under the flyover in the nation's capital, who alerted the police.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Operation, Joseph Habila returning Hijacked Senate Mace to National Assembly Clark, Sani Omolori at National Assembly Abuja.

There was pandemonium in Nigeria's parliament on Wednesday after some intruders suspected to have been sponsored by suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege stormed the House and took away the symbolic mace.

"Senator Omo-Agege today [Wednesday] resumed work and sitting with his colleagues", a statement released by his office said, adding that "a few champions of the unconstitutional, invalid and tyrannical suspension tried to stop him but those who opposed it welcomed and protected him throughout the sitting".

The leadership of the National Assembly subsequently issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the police and Department of State Service (DSS) to recover the stolen mace.

Meanwhile, Daily Sun has reliably gathered that the invasion and snatching of the mace was a fallout of a meeting held by some lawmakers at the residence of a ranking senator from North Central in Abuja on Tuesday night.

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Sources in the National Assembly told New Telegraph that the invasion of the red chamber and taking away the mace became the favoured option of the group.

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He handed it over to the chief security officer of the National Assembly, who then passed it to the Sergeant-at-Arms.

The lawmakers in an interview with Channels Television said the forceful removal of the mace which is a symbol of authority in the Senate, is an assault on democracy. We will get to the roots of the matter.

He was reported to have said the Senate's decision was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ekweremadu announced the intention of the Senate to invite Idris and Daura next week to brief them on whatever they have found out in their investigation of the matter.


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