NLC blows condemns attack on Rivers Court

NLC blows condemns attack on Rivers Court

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the attack by hoodlums and their sponsors on the Judiciary Complex in Port Harcourt.

Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

DAILY POST reports that hoodlums on Friday May 11 attacked a 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.

The hoodlums, who were reportedly heavily armed, inflicted bodily harm on the judicial officers and other staff of the Judiciary and destroyed some properties belonging to the court.

“But beyond this, an attack on the court, any court for that matter, constitutes a violation of the sanctity of the judiciary and an invitation to anarchy.

“In light of the fact that the court is the last hope of the common man, no explanation is good enough for this level of primitive violence.

“In our view, our democracy can only make meaning as well as stand the test of time with strong institutions.

“Accordingly, we should eschew undermining them as that will only render them prostrate and amenable,‘’ he said.

He, however, said that Judges owe themselves and the system the duty of living above board.

Wabba called on the police to fish out and prosecute the culprits, adding that no matter how highly placed.

“We say, no to intimidation of the courts and judicial officers,’’ he said.

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