The mace, symbol of authority of the Senate, stolen on Wednesday has been recovered by the police.
The recovery was made, according to a statement by the Deputy Public Relations Officer at Police Headquarters in Abuja, Aremu Adeniran, where it was abandoned.
The mace, according to the statement was abandoned by the thugs under the flyover before the City Gate.
Said the police: “The police teams engaged in massive raids of identified criminal spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence building patrols, intelligence gathering which forced the suspected miscreants to abandon the mace at a point under the flyover before the City Gate, where a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the Police.”
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Thugs invaded the Senate chamber on Wednesday snatching the mace.
The Senate accused Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of leading the thugs into the chamber to carry out the crime which the leadership described as treason.
Shortly after the incident, the Senate gave the nation’s security agencies 24 hours to recover the stolen mace.
Senator Omo-Agege was later arrested and has since been released.
He denied involvement in the incident.
Meanwhile, the police said that they were still going on with a probe into the matter with the intention of apprehending the culprits.