Abuja - Some journalists covering the forgery trial of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu were manhandled on Monday by the security details attached to the office of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Saharareporters reports.
Trouble started when Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy, arrived the court with a retinue of security operatives, who stationed themselves at the entrance of court and threatened to shoot photojournalists and television cameramen.
The camera operators and photojournalists maintained that they wanted to take cutaway clips to enable them to establish their story before the start of the court sitting. The security aides rejected the explanation of the journalists and attacked them with gun butts.
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The two principal officers of the Senate alongside the former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi were charged with criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate Standing Rules, 2015.
They were arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court presided over by Justice Halilu Yusuf, reported News 24.
- News 24