BREAKING: Edo House of Assembly roof dismantled, iconic mace taken down


A video shared by Channels Television, shows some men on Thursday vandalising the Edo State House of Assembly and removing its roof as well as the iconic legislative mace on top of the building.

The video also showed trucks offloading gravels at the entrance of the Assembly Complex while the suspected vandals trooped into the building.

Some policemen on Thursday surrounded the Assembly complex in Benin City, the state capital.

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This is coming barely 24 hours after the Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye, was impeached by the state lawmakers.

The member representing Orhionmwon-South constituency, Roland Asoro, has since been appointed deputy Speaker and was immediately administered the oath of office and oath of allegiance by the Speaker.

It was gathered that the Police action was in a bid to prevent an attack on the complex.

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Apart from many security officials that blocked entrance into the complex, patrol vehicles were also stationed there.

But no security operative was seen in the video shared by Channels Television.

Report has it that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, may have ordered the “immediate renovation” of the state House of Assembly.