Thugs storm court as Jegede, Akeredolu begin legal battle,

By Marlikberry,

SUSPECTED thugs on Tuesday stormed the premises of the Ondo State High Court, as the Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal began its inaugural sitting in the petitions filed over the outcome of the October 10 governorship election in Nigeria.

The hoodlums reportedly clashed and a driver of one the counsel, whose identity could not be ascertained, was stabbed and left on grand.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Umar Abubakar, warned counsel against making any attempt to influence members of the tribunal in Ondo State High Court.

He called for cooperation of interested parties towards accelerated hearing of the petition and ordered that contacts should be channelled through the registrar of the tribunal High Court.

According to the chairman of the tribunal, “each and every of the petitions are time bound. There should be no communication, be it official or private with any member of the tribunal. All means of communication should be channelled through the registrar according to how law suppose to work.

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