House of Representative approves 180 days’ suspension for Senator Omo-Agege

– Newscastars.com have learnt that the House of Representatives on Tuesday has endorsed the recommendations of a joint ad hoc committee of the National Assembly, which recommended the immediate suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 180 legislative days.

– It was gathered that the joint committee was constituted to investigate the invasion of the Senate chamber on April 18 and subsequent stolen of the mace.

The committee’s 10-point recommendation was adopted after Hon. Betty Apiafi, Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee, laid the report at the Tuesday’s plenary session.

The legislators also called for the immediate prosecution of Omo-Agege and six other suspects on charges of treasonable felony, assault occasioning harm, conspiracy to steal and actual theft of the mace.

They resolved that Omo-Agege should also be prosecuted for incitement and breach of peace inside the Senate chamber and contempt ex-facie.

At its Committee of the Whole, chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Lasun Yusuff, the lawmakers urged the National Assembly management to review the existing security operational procedure.

This, they resolved would enable the Sergeant-at-Arms to take the lead in providing security in the complex.

Also, the House recommended special compensation for five members of staff who did their best to retrieve the mace, but were overpowered by the invading thugs.

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