The Ogun State House of Assembly Mace is said to have been missing again as the state lawmakers move to impeach their embattled Speaker Olakunle Oluomo.
It was learnt that the state assembly decided to suspended sitting on Thursday after discovering that the Mace was missing as they deliberate impeaching Oluomo.
Last week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested Oluomo. Early this week, the anti-graft agency arraigned him in court on charges bordering on stealing over N2.5 billion belonging to the state.
The state lawmakers were said to have gathered on Thursday to deliberate on possible impeachment of the Speaker only to discover that the Mace, which is the staff of authority of the state’s legislative arm, was missing.
Following the development, the lawmakers were said to have suspended their plenary for the day.
There are claims that the Mace might have been stolen to hinder the lawmakers from achieving from impeaching Oluomo
According to some aggrieved lawmakers, the suspended session was the third botched sitting of the legislators since Oluomo was arrested, citing deliberate efforts by his loyalists to continue to frustrate attempts to impeach him.
Under Olumo leadership of Ogun State Assembly, the Mace has got missing twice.
The first happened in December, 2020, when the Mace disappeared only to be recovered by the Lagos Police Command at Abule Ado Area in the state, hundreds of kilometres from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.