Two Senators – Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta) and Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) have been summoned by the Senate and House of Representatives joint adhoc Committee following their investigation on April 18th Senate invasion.
The above mentioned Senators had ‘allegedly’ assisted the thugs who make away with the Senate Mace which was later recovered by the police who claims they are investigating the incident.
Bala Ibn Na’Allah, who is the Chairman of the investigating committee issued the summon on Tuesday at the committee meeting in Abuja.
Testimonies was made by various security agencies within the National Assembly accusing Mr Omo-Agege of leading seven unauthorised persons into the Red Chamber which led to the disruption of the Plenary.
Mr Ndume was not left out as he was accused of hindering the Mace-Keeper from safe-guarding the Mace.
“Based on the testimony of the sergeant at arms before the committee, you (Mr Ndume) are alleged to have prevented the mace keeper from taking away the mace to safety.
“The committee has, therefore, deemed it necessary to invite you in order to respond to that allegation.
“As regards to Omo-Agege, based on the testimony of the DPO, the SSS and the sergeant at arms, you are alleged to have entered the National Assembly accompanied by seven persons who allegedly took the mace of the Senate during plenary session on April 18, at about 11:30 a.m.
“All those who testified, stated that the said people were cleared into the chamber based on your confirmation that they were with you.
“The committee,in pursuance of this,has deemed it necessary to formally invite you to respond to these allegations on Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00am,” Mr Na’Allah read out the format of the letter to be issued to the summoned lawmakers….