A High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Jusice Ishaq Bello on Thursday granted Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central, an interim order restraining the Police, Department of Sate Service (DSS) and other law enforcement bodies from arresting him.
Against the backdrop of his alleged involvement in the snatching of the mace of the Senate on Wednesday, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, approached the court on Thursday for protection.
His lawyer, Aliyu Umar, on his behalf sought the protection of the court against the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, and the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS).
Upon granting the request, the judge reassigned the case to court 30 for hearing of motion on notice and subsequently adjourned the case till May 6.
Recall that the lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was reportedly arrested by the Police over the snatching of the mace, the senate symbol of authority.
Senator Omo-Agege was picked up by the police on Wednesday afternoon in Abuja, possibly in connection with the invasion of the Senate by thugs.
The thugs had stormed the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly earlier in the day, disrupting ongoing proceedings and made away with the mace.