The Nigerian police have announced the recovery of the mace stolen from the Senate on Wednesday.
A statement signed by the deputy public relations officer in the police headquarters, Aremu Adeniran, said the police recovered the mace where the hoodlums abandoned it.
“The police teams engaged in massive raids of identified criminal spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence building patrols, intelligence gathering which forced the suspected miscreants to abandon the mace at a point under the flyover before the City Gate, where a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the Police.”
According to him, discreet investigation into the incident is still ongoing to arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The National Assembly had on Wednesday given the Inspector General of Police 24hours to produce the mace that was stolen by hoodlums allegedly sponsored by a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.