Mace Theft: Omo-Agege, Ali Ndume Summoned By Investigating Panel

The National Assembly ad hoc committee investigating the snatching of mace recently has invited senators Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume to appear before it.

The chairman of the committee, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, announced the summons on Tuesday after a sitting by the panel.

Na’Allah, who read out the synopsis of the letter to be sent to the senators, noted that testimonies given by various security personnel at the National Assembly Complex before the panel implicated Omo-Agege and Ndume.

On Ndume, he said, “Based on the testimony by the sergeant-at-arms before the committee, you are alleged to have prevented the mace keeper from taking away the mace to safety.

“The committee has, therefore, deemed it necessary to invite you in order to respond to that allegation.”

On Omo-Agege, Na’Allah said, “Based on the testimony of the Divisional Police Officer, the State Security Service and the sergeant-at-arms, you are alleged to have entered the National Assembly, accompanied by seven persons who allegedly took the mace of the Senate during plenary session on April 18, at about 11:30am.

“All those who testified stated that the said people were cleared into the chamber based on your confirmation that they were with you.

“The committee, pursuant to this, has deemed it necessary to formally invite you to respond to these allegations on Wednesday, May 16, at 11:00am.”