Hoodlums burgle Ogun Assembly, cart away mace
NEWSMAN, Ogun – Suspected hoodlums on Thursday burgled the Ogun State House of Assembly, attacked the office of the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, and carted away the assembly’s mace.
It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums broke into the Speaker’s office overnight and stole the official symbol of the legislature.
It was reported that some security agents denied access into the complex of the Assembly building which is located a few metres away from the Governor’s Office complex in the precinct of the State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, citing orders from above.
Ogun State Police Command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, said “Yes, 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, PUNCH reported.
That is why the Commissioner of Police has to go there for an on-the-spot assessment. The coat of the arm has been recovered but the stick is still missing’’.
Oyeyemi added that an investigation into the burglary and theft has commenced.
When asked how it was recovered, the PPRO declined comments.