Five members of the Kano state house of assembly have been suspended for allegedly attempting to steal the mace.
Last Monday, sitting of the assembly was disrupted by some members when an ad hoc committee to investigate Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed Emir of Kano, was set up.
Abdulazeez Garba Gafasa, speaker of the assembly, announced the suspension of the members said to be from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party for a period of six months.
According to Gafasa, speaking at the resumption of plenary on Monday, the lawmakers acted against the rules of the house.
“The five members were suspended for violating the rules of the house especially Order IV Sub 4 a, b, d and e disrupted the sittings of the house and prevented proceedings from going on,” he said.
“They behaved violently and even attempted to snatch away the mace in a clear attempt to sabotage the sitting of the house.”
The affected members include; Garba Yau-Gwarmai, (APC ) representing Kunchi/Tsanyawa constituency; Labaran Abdul Madari, (APC) representing Warawa constituency, and Isyaku Ali Danja, (PDP) representing Gezawa constituency.
Mohammed Bello, (APC) representing Rimin gado/Tofa constituency and Salisu Ahmed-Gwangwazo, (PDP) representing Kano Municipal were also affected.