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Security Look Away, As Hoodlums Beat Up Sowore During Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial


Former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, was attacked by persons suspected to be hoodlums at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.

Earlier, Sowore was denied access into the court by the security operatives. But as he was still talking to the security men, some boys numbering about 20, it was observed arrived.

Their presence was noticeable in the confusion because they looked unkempt.

It seemed clear that the people were there for trouble.

Soon after, the suspected hoodlums descended on Sowore, slapping and punching him.

To the surprise everyone, the security agents just looked on but intervened after shouting from those present by holding Sowore back.

However the hoodlums after attacking Sowore left without being apprehended by the security agents.

This led to another outrage as people around demanded they must be arrested.

The members of the public then chased the hoodlums to apprehend them as the security operatives looked on.

When the situation got rowdy, the security operatives intervened and held a few of them.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was brought to the court, where his resumed trial resumed. He pleaded not guilty to the amended seven-count charge. The matter has been adjourned to November 10 for the judge to rule on the sustainability of the charges.

Before the incident, Sowore said: “A court room is not complete except people are there to witness proceedings. I want to sit right in front of the judge and witness it all.

“They have assured us that Kanu will get justice. He is my friend and I should be here. But the security agencies are still not allowing me in.”

After the situation with the hoodlums, the security operatives got hostile and attacked everyone including journalists.

They hit some reporters with sticks and pushed some.

The security agents threatened to break the cameras of some journalists and other people recording the situation.

Reports say some reporters and onlookers were forced to delete their videos and photos.

They chased everyone away from the vicinity of the courts except a few journalists who refused to leave.


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