The Lagos State police Command has announced the recovery of Ogun State House of Assembly mace which was said to have been stolen by some elements from the chambers of the lawmaking body.
Mace is the symbol of authority in any legislative arm for it to make bidding laws.
According to a statement released by the Lagos Dtate Police Command Public Relations Offcier, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police operatives attached to Trade Fair Station of the Lagos State Police Command on Friday 11th December, 2020, recovered the missing mace of the Ogun State House of Assembly at Abule Ado Area of the state at about 8.30am.
Adejobi said further, “the police operatives, who were responsive, worked on an intelligence from the members of the community that someone in a moving vehicle, suspected to be Toyota Siena Space Wagon, threw out an object into the nearby bush and recovered the object which was later identified to be the Ogun State House of Assembly Mace.
The mace had been allegedly stolen from the House of Assembly compex , Ogun State recently. It has been handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who later instructed the DCP State CID, Lagos State, Yetunde Longe, to protect the mace and liaise with the Ogun State Police Command on the return of the recovered mace to Ogun State.”
Odumosu however promised to assist the Ogun State Police Command in the investigation into the incident that led to the recovery of the mace.