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Fight breaks out at Etche Council Headquarters in Rivers over lawmakers’ mace




A combat broke out on Monday on the council headquarters of Etche Native Authorities of Rivers State over the rightful individual to maintain the mace of the Etche Legislative Meeting.

Hassle began when the chief of the Legislative Meeting, Cynthia Nwala, tried to take the mace out of the council headquarters and was stopped by the chief safety officer of the council.

Explaining why she determined to take the mace out of the council headquarters Nwala, stated “we went for seating yesterday to display the supervisory councillors. After screening them, the councillors requested me to go together with the mace as a result of the council is below renovation and it’s not secure to maintain the mace there.

“As I used to be leaving after the screening, the CSO went and locked the council. As I enquired to know why, he walked to me dragged me from the automotive tore my costume and slapped me.

“I locked the automotive, he went into his personal automotive and introduced a machete vandalized the automotive. After breaking the automotive he collected the mace.”

Within the meantime the council Chairman, Obinna Anyawu who has been fingered within the disaster has reacted to the incident.

In an announcement on Tuesday , Anyanwu stated the chief safety officer, Chinedu Onyeche solely responded to a misery name from the councillors to retrieve the mace from the chief of the home.

He, nonetheless, claimed that the CSO didn’t harass anybody however solely ensured that the mace was secure.

The council boss additionally defined that it’s constitutional that the mace be saved with the sergeant at arms and never the chief.

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