In the early hours of Thursday, thieves burgled the Ogun State National Assembly and took away the mace which is the symbol of Authority.
Although the Speaker of the House, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo confirmed the development, Hon. Yusuf Adejojo, the Chairman, House Committee on Information denied it.
“I do not know the motive of the stealing but it is true and the police are already on top of it.
“I have to say that even the CP himself and other top officials have been to the assembly to see what really happened.
“I am not suspecting anybody, I see it as a theft but the police investigation will tell us what really happened. This will not affect our sitting. When we are ready to sit, our mace will come up.”
Also confirming the incident, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer said;
“There is an unfortunate incident today in the assembly complex. The hoodlums broke into the assembly through the ceiling and removed the official mace of the house.
“That is why the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had to go there for an on-the-spot assessment. Now, the head of the mace has been recovered and investigation has commenced.
“The CP has directed the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the investigation. We are getting some clues on the perpetrators of the incident and very soon we will arrest everyone that partook in that dastardly act.
“No arrest has been made but the investigation has commenced,”