The embattled senator representing Delta Central district in the National Assembly, Ovie Omo-Agege,taken away by the police over his alleged role in the invasion of the Senate Chamber, has been released by the police.
A statement signed by his lawyer, Lucky Ajokperniovo, confirmed that the Delta Central senator has “left the police” after Omo-Agege told the police his version of the invasion of the National Assembly by armed hoodlums.
It said that suspended senator denied leading hoodlums to invade the Senate chamber.
Recall that the Senate Chamber was invaded on Wednesday by some persons who made away with the mace. Shortly after the incident, the Senate accused Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of sending thugs to steal the mace.
But the senator has denied involvement in the theft of the mace.
The statement reads: “We are aware of several media reports suggesting that Senator Omo-Agege personally removed or encouraged anyone to remove the Mace of the Senate. This weighty allegation is not true at all.
“Following the said media reports on the Mace issue, the Police authorities decided to hear from Senator Omo-Agege. He has told the Police his perspective to help them carry out a proper investigation. He has since left the Police. Senator Omo-Agege trusts them to thoroughly investigate this very serious matter.”
On the statement by the Senate Spokesperson, Senator Abdullahi Sabi, accusing him of leading the hoodlums to snatch the mace, Omo-Agege added,
“Without any investigation, Senator Sabi willfully, deliberately and unfairly made very serious allegations against Senator Omo-Agege on the Mace incident.
“We are carefully studying Senator Sabi’s allegations to ascertain their full ramifications. Appropriate responses will follow, as may be necessary.”