Lawyers protest in Abuja, want SSS to obey court orders

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Thousands of lawyers have stormed the streets of Abuja, in protest of the alleged continued disobedience of court orders by the State Security Service, SSS.

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The lawyers, supported by members of the civil society community, have stormed the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama, the Attorney General’s office, National Human Rights Commission.

They are currently heading to the Three Arms Zone, which hosts the Aso Rock presidential villa, Supreme Court and the National Assembly, a witness said.

The lawyers say judges must not step down from cases involving the SSS as that would amount to victory for tyranny and intimidation.
They are also demanding that all judiciary workers to go on strike until the SSS obeys all pending judgments.

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“Currently, major roads have been barricaded and there is palpable tension as the protesters meet heavy resistance from security agents who are blocking the protesters who are insisting on marching into Aso Rock,” a witness told reports.

The standoff is happening on the Road leading to the Three Arms Zone.

The SSS has been accused of disobeying several court orders since 2015.

The most notable cases involve the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the leader of the pro-Biafra group, Nnamdi Kanu.

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Some judges have recently stood down from cases involving the SSS, following the arrest seven senior judges on allegation of corruption.

4 thoughts on “Lawyers protest in Abuja, want SSS to obey court orders

  1. I think Nigeria is all messed up. Corruption has eaten deeper than anyone could imagine. Can you imagine lawyers fighting for exceptions with the law. Crazy!!!

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  2. That is good for Nigeria. No man is above the law.The law is an impersonal order without respect to any body.This is not military era.

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  3. AdeLove, I didn't see any "thousands of lawyers" that stormed the streets of Abuja as per ur report on the television story monitored by me here in Lagos. Rather, I saw a handful of men dressed in lawyers robe, accompanied by hired touts under the leadership of a known PDP card carrying member, Ugochinyere. Pls always try to put things in their proper perspective in ur reports lest the reports their loose credibility.

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