Stolen Senate Mace Abandoned At Abuja City Gate, Recovered By Police | The Precision

The stolen Senate Mace abandoned at Abuja City Gate, say police


Hoodlums that sensationally stole the Senate mace on Wednesday
abandoned it under the flyover before the Abuja City Gate, the police
said early today.

The police said they were informed by a passerby, who saw it and alerted them, leading to its recovery.

The police said they were still in pursuit of the mace thieves and would ensure that they are brought to justice.


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“While a discreet investigation into the incident is still ongoing to
arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Nigeria Police Force
appreciates the spirited members of the public, most especially
motorists within Abuja Metropolis for their support, cooperation and
timely information during the rigorous stop and search operations for
the recovery of the Mace,” said Police superintendent, Aremu Adeniran,
the deputy police PRO.

Adeniran’s statement mentioned the efforts by the police teams, prior to the recovery of the mace.

`’IGP Ibrahim Idris immediately instituted a high-powered Police
Investigation and Intelligence Team coordinated by the IGP Monitoring
Unit of the Force and further directed a total lock-down of the Federal
Capital Territory with intense surveillance patrol and thorough Stop and
Search Operations at various Police check-points with a view to
arresting perpetrators and possible recovery of the stolen Mace.


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“The Police teams engaged in massive raids of identified criminal
spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence
building patrols, intelligence gathering which forced the suspected
miscreants to abandon the Mace at a point under the flyover before the
City Gate, where a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the Police”. (NAN)

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