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Attack on Rivers court: Why perpetrators should not go free – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen has condemned the attack on the High Court of Rivers State in Port Harcourt.

DAILY POST reports that hoodlums on Friday May 11 attacked the Rivers State Judiciary, complex along Azikwe Road, Port Harcourt over a ruling in respect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) local government congress, injuring judicial officers and destroying public properties.

Reacting, the CJN in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Awassam Bassey, described the attack as a threat to the country’s democracy.

The statement read “If the enemies of our peace and democracy succeed or get away with what occurred at the High Court in Port-Harcourt, it would be a source of encouragement to them to do same to the Court of Appeal, and ultimately, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, whenever any one of them perceives that a judgment may be delivered against any of them or the interests they represent.

“The Judiciary is committed to expeditious hearing of all political matters to avoid escalating political tension in the nation.”

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