Twenty-four hours after burglars stole Symbol of authority of Ogun State House of Assembly, the Nigeria Police has announced its recovery in Lagos State.
In a statement released by Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, the mace was recovered in the early hours of Friday around Abule Ado area of Lagos.
Part of the statement reads: “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 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,” Adejobi said.
The Lagos CP promised to assist the Ogun State Police Command in the investigation into the incident that led to the recovery of the mace.