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Group seeks resignation of National Assembly security chiefs over stolen mace

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The Citizens Advocacy For Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has called for the resignation of the security chiefs of the National Assembly over what it described as gross dereliction of duty and crass incompetence in the management of the security at the chamber.

Its Executive Director, Mr. Frank Tietie, who spoke yesterday, urged the Department of State Services (DSS) not to leave any stone unturned in unravelling all those behind act.

He noted that the issue is a national disgrace and raises serious questions of complicity, conspiracy, dereliction, incompetence and negligence.

“This sad event symbolises the comatose state of affairs regarding our national ethos as a people and a country,” he said.

Besides, Tietie, who also appealed to Delta Central Senatorial District of Delta State to immediately begin a recall process against suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege if found guilty, said the alleged actions of the senator if found to be true, must be vehemently rejected by the Urhobo people.

The CASER executive director, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the senator must also be punished according to the law where it becomes clear that he is responsible for the “disgraceful act.”

He said: “In fact, upon such an establishment of malfeasance by the suspended senator, the Urhobo people must immediately commence a recall process against him with alacrity.

“In my capacity as the Executive Director of Citizens Advocacy For Social & Economic Rights (CASER) and as an Urhobo man by origin, I hereby condemn the reported brigandage at the National Assembly which happened in the morning of April 18, 2018 where it was reported that unknown persons associated with the suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege have demobilised the security of the National Assembly and have stolen the mace of the Senate during plenary and, taken it to unknown place.”


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