The police have recovered the mace that was stolen from the Senate chambers in Abuja on Wednesday by some thugs.
A statement in Abuja on Thursday by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, SP Adeniran Aremu, said the mace was recovered under the flyover before Abuja city gate where it was abandoned.
He explained that a high-powered police investigation team recovered the symbol of legislative authority, adding that a discreet investigation to apprehend the suspects involved in the theft had been launched.
“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 passerby saw it and alerted the police,” the statement added.
The Nigeria Police have returned the mace snatched by suspected thugs from the Senate chamber on Wednesday.
A Deputy Inspector General of Police yet to be identified, at about 11:45am, handed over the mace to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, who in return took it into the Senate chamber.
The Senate has been in a closed session since 11:07am.