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Security has been beefed up at the National Assembly ahead of the expected resumption of embattled Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC-Delta Central).

On Thursday, a high court in Abuja nullified Omo-Agege’s suspension by the Senate.

Strengthening of security arrangement at the complex, especially around the senate chambers is to forestall likely security breach as recorded on 18 April, when hoodlums invaded the chambers and made away with the mace.

The incident was linked to Omo-Agege who defied the suspension order on him to attend the plenary accompanied by some strange fellows.

Apart from full security detail in the red chamber on Monday, police officers were seen at the lobby, a development unusual on a non-sitting day.

Sergeants-at-arms were also seen in clusters discussing in hush tones, and apparently perfecting the security beef-up.

According to NAN, some staff said the development was connected with the expected return of Omo-Agege to the chamber on Tuesday.

Omo-Agege had gone to court to challenge his 90-day legislative suspension by the Senate and the court in its ruling declared the action unconstitutional, saying that the Senate could not suspend a member beyond 14 days.