Protesting NBA members disrupt Appeal Court proceedings in Port Harcourt

Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt was today thrown into rowdy moment as protesting members of Nigerian Bar Association in Rivers State who attempted to disrupt a court session were resisted.

 

Our correspondent reports the protesting NBA stormed the appeal when proceedings on the matter involving the All Progressive Congress, Senator MAGNUS ABE as well the Peoples Democratic Party over the judgement of Federal High Court on the candidature of APC were going on.

 

When the protesters entered the court room to disrupt the proceedings, the three man panel led by Justice A.A GUMUL who were thrown into panic, condemned the court invasion by the NBA protesters before some litigants help in preventing the protesters from disrupting the sitting.

Justice GUMUL warned that the court should be respected by the bar, adding that it was wrong for members of the bar to batch into the court which is considered to be sacred place.

 

However, after the whole noise, the court further went on to proceed in the matter where the three man panel led by Justice A.A GUMUL adjourned till tomorrow to hearing all the appeal bothering on the stay of execution of judgment of JAMES OMOTOSHO of Federal High court.

 

Justice GUMUL informed the parties that the adjournment came because there was no evidence of prove of service to National Independent Electoral Commission just as he ordered that all parties be appropriately served.

 

Speaking to newsmen outside the court, counsel to APC, PRINCE AZUNDA ONYEKWERE made some clarification on what transpired in court.

 

AZUNDA also criticized the action of some members of NBA for trying to disrupt the sitting of the court which he said was against the ethics of the profession.

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