Mace missing as ‘hoodlums invade Ogun Assembly’

Suspected hoodlums on Thursday burgled the Ogun State House of Assembly.

The suspected hoodlums reportedly attacked the office of the Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, and carted away the assembly’s mace.

The assembly building is located a few metres from the Governor’s Office complex in the precinct of the State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

State police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi has confirmed the incident, Punch reported.

He said the coat of the arm had been recovered but the mace was still missing.

He added that an investigation into the burglary and theft had commenced.

“Yes, there is an unfortunate incident today in the assembly complex,” Oyeyemi said.

“The hoodlums broke into the assembly through the ceiling and removed the official mace of the house. That is why the Commissioner of Police has to go there for an on-the-spot assessment.”

When asked how it was recovered, the PPRO declined comments.

“The details will be disclosed after the entire mace is recovered,” he added.


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