Some suspected thugs on Wednesday, invaded the National Assembly's chamber and made away with the Senate's Mace after disrupting the lawmakers' plenary session.
According to multiple reports making the rounds online, the incident happened few seconds after a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, entered the chamber.
PREMIUM Times reported that about 10 suspected thugs who came to the venue with the senator forced their entrance into the chamber, and few seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.
It was gathered that they left the National Assembly with the mace - which is the symbol of authority of the parliament - in a black SUV.
One of the security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the thugs told him and other officers they were with the senator.
“We tired to stop them but they told us they were with him (Omo-Agege),” he said.
The senators are yet to reconvene as at the time of filing this report.