Burglars steal Ogun House of Assembly mace

Burglars steal Ogun House of Assembly mace

Suspected burglars stormed the Ogun House of Assembly in early hours of Thursday and stole its Mace.


Confirming the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), noted that the burglars broke into the Speaker’s Office through the roof and stole the mace.


“There is an unfortunate incident today in the Assembly complex. Hoodlums broke into the Assembly complex through the ceiling and removed the official mace of the House.


“That is why the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had to go there for on-the-spot assessment.


“Now, the head of the mace has been recovered and investigation has commenced.


“The CP has directed the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the investigation.


“We are getting some clues on the perpetrators of the incident and very soon, we will arrest everyone that partook in that dastardly act.


“No arrest has been made but the investigation has commenced,” he said.


Oyeyemi, however, said that the part of the mace which had the Coat of Arms had been recovered, while the other part had yet to be found.


Also speaking, the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, who also confirmed that the mace was stolen, noted that the motive behind the action was still unknown.


He also confirmed that the part of the mace, which had the Coat of Arms and conferred a symbol of authority on it, had been recovered.


“I do not know the motive of the stealing but it is true and the police are already on top of it.


“I have to say that even the CP himself and other top officials have been to the Assembly to see what really happened.


“I am not suspecting anybody; I see it as a theft but the police investigation will tell us what really happened.


“It will not affect our sitting, when we are ready to sit, our mace will come up,” he added.

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