LAGOS — Sittings at the Ogun State House of Assembly (OGHA), Abeokuta was suspended three times on Friday following the sudden disappearance of the mace.
The mace, which is the staff of authority of the state’s legislative arm, was allegedly stolen overnight to prevent the lawmakers from impeaching the embattled Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo when the House was scheduled to hold its plenary session at the assembly complex.
The lawmakers missed sitting for the third consecutive time when its speaker, Oluomo, was arrested.
Oluomo, is currently standing trial at a Federal High Court in Lagos State, following his arrest by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week over allegations bordering on corruption, forgery, and financial impropriety.
This will be the second time Mace of the Ogun State Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Oluomo will be missing, having recorded
The first time Mace of the Ogun State Assembly was missed was in December 2020 but later recovered by the Lagos Police Command at Abule Ado Area of the state at about 8.30 am.
Security operatives attached to the Assembly Complex also barricaded the entrance gate of the complex and specifically prevented journalists from gaining access to the complex.