Crime

Police Confirms Theft Of Ogun Assembly Mace

Ogun State Police Command has confirmed that the mace of the Ogun State House of Assembly, OGHA has been stolen. 

The command spokesman, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi while speaking with newsmen, however noted that a part of the mace had been recovered while efforts are in top gear to arrest the perpetrators.

Correspondent Wale Oluokun has the details.

Immediately the story broke that the Mace, which is the official symbol of authority of the House had been stolen, newsmen swiftly moved to the Ogun State House of Assembly Complex at Oke Mosan where the security men prevented them from gaining access to the building.

The security men at the gate said the order to prevent journalists from gaining access was from the clerk of the house.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun had earlier visited the Assembly Premises to have an on the spot assessment of the burglary incident at the Speaker’s office. 

Presence of armed police officers was also noticed at the front of the Assembly complex to fortify the offices.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Mr Yusuf Adejojo while reacting, denied that the story of the burglary was not true.

However, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed that some hoodlums had gained access into Assembly Chambers from the roof and removed the mace.

He said the investigation has led to the recovery of a part of the mace noting that the efforts was being intensified to recover the rest of the stolen mace.

Mr Oyeyemi said no arrest had been made and promised that the face of the perpetrators would be unveiled.

Wale Oluokun

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