Hoodlums Invade Court in Ekiti

Pandemonium hit the premises of the Ekiti State High Court on Monday as hoodlums invaded the place to disrupt proceedings in a case challenging the eligibility of the Governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose.

The invasion happened after Olusegun Ogunyemi, the judge refused an application to set aside an order abridging the time for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s candidate to file defence in the case filed on behalf of the Ekiti-11 by a member of the group, Femi Ajakaiye.

The judge had adjourned sitting till 12 noon to prepare a ruling in a similar matter filed by the Citizen Popular Party before troubles began. The Chairman of Ado West Local Council Development Authority, Sunday Ibitoye, and Ajakaye, were attacked.

The hoodlums had earlier engaged security officials in the courtroom in arguments for preventing some of them from entering the courtroom while allowing others in. The youth called the trial judge all sorts of unprintable names, alleging bias in the handling of the case.

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