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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Funny: Court Adjourns As Lawyers & DSS Operatives Clash Over Car Park

A disagreement over car parking spaces involving lawyers and operatives of the Directorate of Security Service (DSS), disrupted the sitting of Magistrates’ Court in Awka on Friday.

According to reports, the disagreement started when operatives of the DSS who were on an emergency assignment, could not access the road passing through the court premises.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that :

“The courts were in session when we started hearing loud voices of people shouting outside; we rushed out and saw a lawyer being manhandled.

“The situation attracted the sympathy of other lawyers present in court, who rushed out and rallied round to rescue their colleague,” a source said.

According to the source, the DSS operatives also reinforced with two armed officials, who threatened to deal with anyone that came close.

“The tyres of some of the vehicles were deflated, a situation that only worsened the confusion,” the source said.

Narrating his ordeal, one Ndukwe, a lawyer said he was called out by a female police officer to come and remove his car, which she claimed had blocked passage.

“But as I made to open my car, two people started assaulting me; one used a machete while the other, who held a gun, used his hands to drag me.

“The mere parking of vehicles on a normal busy arena shouldn’t have warranted this type
of assault,” Ndukwe fumed.

Although, the matter had been reported to the police, Ndukwe said that he was not satisfied with the way the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hassan Karma, handled the case.

“The matter should be documented; the police should carry out their investigations and charge the matter to court,” he said.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Uche Ezeh, said that some lawyers had lodged a formal complaint on the matter, but added that the issue was later resolved by the Commissioner of Police (CP).

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