Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has reportedly been indicted by the National Assembly ad hoc joint committee probing the theft of the Senate mace.
Ahead of the submission of its report today, a source close to the committee revealed that the panel may be basing its recommendation on relevant potions of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017.
The committee was headed by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah and Betty Apiafi and is said to be rooting for a suspension and possible prosecution of the Delta State lawmaker, TheNation writes.
“Contrary to a recent court pronouncement that the National Assembly has no power to suspend its members, the committee was convinced that Omo-Agege had breached sections of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017,” the source said.”
“After an extensive investigation and questioning of different security agencies and staff of the National Assembly, the committee allegedly found a glaring connection between the senator’s appearance on the said date and the disappearance of the Senate mace and therefore may be asking for a 180 days suspension for him.”
Besides, it was learnt that the committee may go further to ask for the prosecution of the lawmaker for Treasonable Felony.
There was chaos in the National Assembly on April 18, 2018, when some thugs forced their way into the Senate Chamber while it was in session and made away with the mace.
The mace was later found around the Abuja city gate, though none of the suspects was apprehended.