Mace Theft Here are names of 5 arrested suspects

A security official manning the entrance of the National Assembly said the mace thieves told him they were officers with Senator Omo-Agege.

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The National Assembly Mace Theft play

Hoodlums associated with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege run out of the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly with the mace

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The names of the five persons who allegedly broke into the Senate and stole the mace on Wednesday, April 18, have been revealed.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, in protest of his suspension, was said to have led the suspects to the Red Chamber to steal the mace, which is the symbol of authority of the parliament.

Senator Omo-Agege denies involvement in mace theft play Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Guardian )

The suspects' names were released hours after they were arrested by the FCT Police Command.

Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central in the Senate, is also in police custody.

The Suspects

The five suspects who are all from Delta state are:

Tuoyo Mabiaku – Warri North Local Government Area

Peter Orede – Warri South LGA

Blessing Edjeke - Abraka In Ethiope East LGA

Lucky Okomu - Oghara in Ethiope West LGA

Prince Enayemo – Ughelli South LGA.

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The suspects reportedly left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV.

A security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the mace thieves told him that they were officers with the senator.

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