Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (M)
By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA—In an audacious move to forestall future security breaches at the National Assembly, House of Representatives, Tuesday, asked that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege be tried for treasonable felony.
The House, which found the senator representing Delta Central culpable in the April 18,2018 invasion of the Senate by thugs believed to be sponsored by him, also asked the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly to suspend him for 180 legislative days.
Recall that thugs broke into the Senate Chamber during plenary and carted away the Mace, considered the symbol of authority of the Legislature.
Members of the House took the unanimous decisions to impose the punitive measures on Omo-Agege while considering and adopting the recommendations of a joint Senate/House Committee set up by the parliament to investigate the invasion.
Presenting the report of the committee, its Co-Chairman, Betty Apaifi from Rivers State, said the committee found Omo-Agege guilty of the act.
The committee also recommended a special compensation for some staff of the Senate who fought gallantly to retrieve the Mace.