A move to impeach the Minority Leader in the Gombe State House of Assembly, Ahmed Usman Haruna, Gombe North State Constituency, caused physical confrontation among members resulting in the whisking away of the House Mace, its symbol of authority.
INDEPENDENT correspondent, who arrived the scene when the commotion was gradually mellowing down gathered that a drama ensued when efforts to impeach the Minority Leader failed but one of those against the impeachment overpowered the Sergeant-at-arms of the House and this ensured an easy passage of the mace from the Chambers of the House.
It was also gathered that efforts by the Police in the premises of the House could not stop the member from whisking away the mace, which is nowhere to be found as at the time of filling this report.
Even when gunshots were fired on the car carrying the mace and chased by the Police, it was still not found as the Police returned without the mace.
When contacted after few hours of discussing with the Speaker of the House, Honourable Abubakar Nasiru Nono, the State Police Commissioner, Shina Tairu Olukolu, told reporters that he had not been briefed on the matter and therefore declined comments until he has been briefed on the matter.
It would be recalled that Ahmed Usman Haruna, the Minority Leader (APC), along with some APC stalwarts, rejected the Ward Congresses, an action that has pitched him against some members. Out of the 24-Member State Assembly, eight are APC will the others are PDP.