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Published On: Fri, Nov 6th, 2015

Delta: Police Detain Sergeant at Arms over Disappearance of House Mace

LAGOS NOVEMBER 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Sergeant at Arms of Ughelli South Legislative Council, Julius Ucharayijigho was reported to have been detained briefly over the disappearance of the legislative Council mace.
Our correspondent learnt that members of the legislative arm of Ughelli South Local Council of Delta State, who had converged for a sitting at the council headquarters in Otu-Jeremi, were peeved at discovering that the symbol of authority of the legislature was nowhere to be found.

Consequently, they immediately summoned the legislative house Sergeant-at-Arm, Julius Ucharayijigho over the disappearance of the House’s mace but he could not find solution to the where about of the missing mace.
Chairman, House Committee on Information, Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Hon. Sunday Apah said it was curious that the development cropped up after over one-third of members were to undertake their legislative duties according to Section 46 (3) of the Delta State Local Government Law 2013 after the House leaders had refused to convene a meeting in the last three months without cogent reason.
The Sergeant-at-Arm, Ucharayijigho, however alleged that that the top echelon of the legislature in concert with the council chairman would have forcibly opened the store the mace was purportedly kept and made away with it several months ago.
The councilors, however, reported the incident at the Otu-Jeremi Police Station where the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Oghenebaro, ordered immediate investigation into the incident while the Sergeant-at Arm was reportedly detained briefly and the store cordoned off to allow for gathering of more information.

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