"However, the security of this parliament is fully outside the control of the National Assembly".

The Mace which signifies the authority of the Legislature was stolen by thugs who disrupted proceeding at the National Assembly.

Daily Trust reports that questions are still being asked as to how the thugs successfully left the National Assembly complex without being apprehended. "We will get to the root of this matter".

The Senator later apologised to his colleagues after the Senate had directed its Ethics & Privileges Committee to investigate the matter.

A senator who is familiar with what transpired explained how the news of the plot came to Ekweremadu few minutes after the senate commenced its session.

In line with the directive, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, immediately instituted an investigation team into the incident.

The mace has been taken into the chambers, said Yusuph Olaniyonu, media adviser to the senate president, Bukola Saraki.

"The incident at the senate is hard for one to understand how it happened".

Ruling on the applicant' ex parte application on Thursday, Justice Bello restrained the four respondents from arresting Omo-Agege pending the hearing of the senator's motion on notice. The Buhari loyalists were also said to have planned to move a step further if they succeeded in creating enough commotion to destabilise the red chamber.

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