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Commotion Outside Federal High Court As Lagos Task Force Strikes

There was commotion outside the premises of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi on Tuesday as Lagos State Sanitation Task Force officials, comprising KAI, policemen and para-military men struck raided the area.

The task force, which has embarked on a cleaning campaign in parts of Lagos, towed vehicles parked on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive in front of the court.

They also made some arrests.

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This triggered some commotion, as lawyers and litigants, who had parked their vehicles outside ran out of the courtrooms to confront the officials.

In the ensuing commotion, armed policemen threatened to shoot car owners, who tried to prevent the exercise.

The premises of the court became a bedlam of confusion and court activities were suspended.

Last December, the task force came for a similar operation. But they were overpowered by the crowd.

This time around, they came well prepared with the combined police and para -military operatives, who were ruthless.

Members of the taskforce could be seen harassing car owners and other bystanders.

In the cause of the operation, about 20 people were arrested including an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Many phones were also seized from some lawyers, litigants and staffs of the court.

The head of the team refused to speak with journalists who witnessed the incident.

19th July 2024
Nigerian Pantagraph