Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command say they have recovered the mace belonging to the Ogun State House of Assembly allegedly stolen by burglars on Thursday at the assembly complex, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
According to the spokesperson of the Lagos Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, operatives attached to Trade Fair Station recovered the mace on Friday 11th December, 2020 at Abule Ado Area of the state at about 8.30am.
The policemen, he said, worked on an intelligence from the members of the community that someone in a moving vehicle, suspected to be Toyota Sienna Space Wagon, threw out an object into the nearby bush.
He added that they went and combed the bush and recovered the object which was later identified to be the Ogun State House of Assembly mace.
Adejobi explained that the mace had been handed over to the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
He stated that the Lagos CP had instructed the DCP State Criminal Investigation Department, Lagos State, Yetunde Longe, to protect the mace and liaise with the Ogun State Police Command on how to return the recovered mace to Ogun State.
Odumosu, however, promised to assist the Ogun State Police Command in the investigation into the incident that led to the recovery of the mace.