Mace Snatching Treasonable Offence — Anambra Ex-Commissioner

… blames FG on failed security architecture 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka

Anambra-based legal practitioner and former commissioner for lands Hon. Chibunna John Okoli Akrika has said that the drama that played out yesterday at the senate which led to the snatching of the symbol of authority by hoodlums while in session is a clear and veritable demonstration of the culture of impunity and lawlessness that pervade the entire nation.

The Awka-based legal practitioner who spoke to the reporter in his office yesterday, condemned the invasion of the senate by miscreants saying that it was a treasonable offence blaming the ugly situation on federal government’s failed security architecture.

Akrika maintained that Nigerians were no longer secured wherever they were in the country. According to him,  what remains is for people to invade government houses. He pointed out that the houses of judges had been invaded, schools had been invaded, local government areas had been invaded, banks and a host of others had been invaded and most recently the Nigerian senate. He said that what happened in the senate was a sorry reflection of the debilitating status of the naton’s red chambers.

The former lands commissioner further explained that for whatever reason the mace was snatched, the senate should not be subjected to the tutelage of some characters în the national assembly adding that the invasion of the senate and the removal of the mace had only reinforced the issue of lack of adequate security in the country.

The legal practitioner who is the former state secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra state called on the senate, the SSS, the Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as other security agencies to rise to the occasion and investigate the circumstances surrounding the removal of the mace and find out those behind the inglorious act and mete out sufficient punishment to them so as to serve as deterrent to people who may engage in such misconduct in future.

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