Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Ondo Tribunal - CPC Governorship Candidate, Journalists Barred

Akure — The governorship candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Prince Soji Ehinlanwo was barred by State Security Service, SSS from gaining entry into the court during the election tribunal hearing on Tuesday.

Apart from Ehinlanwo, journalists were also barred from covering the court proceedings.

A few journalists, who entered the court session only gained entry after battling security agents.

As early as 8 am, the SSS men were already on ground at the premises, screening a few party supporters.

Ehinlanwo who was manhandled by security men eventually got himself in with intervention of his lawyer, Barrister Segun Ogodo.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.