Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has sued the National Assembly committee investigating the mace theft.
Omo-Agege said this when he appeared before the committee on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
The committee, chaired by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, had summoned Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume on Wednesday, May 15, 2018.
The decision of the committee was sequel to testimonies of the DPO, the SSS and the sergeant at arms at the National Assembly.
The security chiefs alleged that while the invaders accompanied Omo-Agege into the Senate chambers, Ndume prevented them from take the mace to s safe haven.
Omo-Agege who appeared before the committee in a black suit told the committee that he would not comment on the matter.
"Ordinarily, I will love to take these opportunity to respond to the allegations raised. I am here to inform you that I have gone to court and parties have been served," Omo-Agege announced.
"The action was taken on the 21st of May 2018 and all the parties enumerated have been served," he said, adding that any comment on the matter would be sub judice.
This did not go down well with the members of the committee as the chairman noted that he had not been served.
“I’ve not been served,” Na’Allah declared. "I cannot be served by my office. You should know this.
"I have no problem receiving service. Maybe due to my inadequate knowledge of the law. The service has to be personal."
A member of the committee, Senator Shehu Sani, said Omo-Agege should be defend his actions or leave the room.
"I came here to hear a revolutionary speech to defend your actions. If he is not ready to speak, we should not sit here and be gisting other issues," he said.
Shortly after, Omo-Agege walked out.
Ndume said he would not speak before of the camera and journalists.
His wish was granted as the committee moved into a closed-door session.