Police have recovered the stolen mace of the Ogun State House of Assembly in Lagos State.
Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the mace was recovered around the Abule Ado area of Lagos.
“The police operatives attached to Trade Fair Station of the Lagos State Police Command today, Friday, December 11, 2020, recovered the missing mace of the Ogun State House of Assembly at Abule Ado Area of the state at about 8.30 am,” he said.
Suspected burglars had in the early hours of Thursday ransacked the office of the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, and carted away the Assembly’s symbol of authority.
The suspected hoodlums also damaged properties in the assembly.
According to the PPRO, “The police operatives, who were responsive, worked on 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 complex, Ogun State recently. It has been handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, 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.”
The Lagos police commissioner promised to assist the Ogun State Police Command in the investigation into the incident which led to the recovery of the mace.