By: IYOKPO J. EGBODO, Abuja
The House of Representatives has approved the 180-legislative day suspension recommendation of its committee that investigated the infamous invasion of the Senate chamber on April 18, reportedly led by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, during the mace was carted away.
The committee, led by Hon. Betty Apiafi was constituted in the wake of the invasion, to with its Senate counterpart, jointly investigate the matter, report of which the House received last Tuesday, considered and adopted yesterday.
The House further 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, and also that Sen. Omo-Agege be prosecuted for incitement and breach of peace inside the Senate chamber and contempt ex-facie.
The House urged the National Assembly management to review existing security operational procedure to enable the sergeant-at-arms take the lead in providing security in the complex.
It further recommended special compensation five staff who did their best to retrieve the mace but were overpowered by the invading thugs, as it commended the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu for refusing to be intimidated by the invasion, by upholding his oath of office.