Scenes of th e invasion of th e Senate and th e capture of th e mace by h oodlums in Abuja . Some thugs on Wednesday invaded the Senate chamber during plenary at 11. 30am forex signal 24 police made away with the mace.
The three invaders entered the chamber about the same time that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who was suspended by the Senate last week, walked into the chamber. The invasion occurred at the opening part of the plenary, when senators were presenting petitions from their constituents. The men came in when Senator Samuel Anyanwu was making a presentation. The sergeants-at-arms at the entrance of the chamber had challenged the men, with one of them engaging the invaders in fisticuffs. The thugs, however, overpowered the security men. One of them went for the mace where it was positioned, as the remaining two engaged those who tried to stop them. A female sergeant-at-arms was pushed down and was injured in the process.