Mace stolen as ‘hoodlums’ break into Ogun Assembly complex

Mace of the Ogun State House of Assembly has been stolen after suspected burglars invaded the Assembly complex on Thursday.

Speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, confirmed that the mace had been stolen.

Oluomo, who said the motive of the theft was unknown, added that the incident would not affect the assembly’s sitting.

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

“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.”

Also, spokesman of the Ogun state Police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident to reporters in Abeokuta, the state capital.

According to Oyeyemi, the burglars broke into the speaker’s office through the roof.

He said investigations had commenced, adding that the head of the mace had been recovered.

“There was an unfortunate incident today in the assembly complex. Hoodlums broke into the assembly through the ceiling and removed the official mace of the house,” he said.

“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.”

Oyeyemi disclosed that the police had found some clues as to who the culprits are, although no arrests have been made.

“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.


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