The House of Representatives has approved recommendations of a joint ad hoc committee of the National Assembly that investigated the invasion of the National Assembly and carting away of the Mace from the Senate Chamber by thugs, in April.
The committee recommended the immediate suspension of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege for 180 legislative days.
The House also recommended that special compensation should be awarded to the five staff of the National Assembly who resisted the thugs but were eventually overpowered by the invading thugs.
The House, however, commended the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu for refusing to be intimidated by the invasion and upholding his oath of office
The 10-point recommendation was adopted after the committee’s co-chairman, Hon Betty Apiafi laid the report at yesterday’s plenary.
The House also demanded 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, at the same resolved that Omo-Agege should be prosecuted for incitement and breach of peace inside the Senate chamber and contempt ex-facie.
Chairman of the House Committee of the Whole and Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun, 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.
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