The Nigerian Police has recovered the senate mace which was stolen by some thugs yesterday, at a flyover before the Abuja City Gate.
According to ASP Aremu Adeniran, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the Police.
A statement issued by the police on Thursday morning says:
“Police teams who 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.”
It was further disclosed that a discreet investigation into the incident is still ongoing to arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice, following the 24hours order given to the Inspector General of Police on Wednesday by the Senate, to produce the mace and also arrest suspects behind the theft.
The names of the invaders who snatched the Senate mace earlier today has emerged after they were arrested by the FCT Police Command.
The suspects were allegedly led into the Senate by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as a protest against his suspension.
The five suspects who are all from Delta state are:
Tuoyo Mabiaku – Warri North Local Government Area
Peter Orede – Warri South LGA
Blessing Edjeke from Abraka In Ethiope East LGA
Lucky Okomu from Oghara in Ethiope West LGA
Prince Enayemo – Ughelli South LGA