Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday on the Federal High Court, Abuja assaulted journalists protecting the case involving 12 detained associates of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.
A photojournalist with Vanguard, Gbenga Olamikan was manhandled on the courtroom premises whereas protecting the arrival of the agitators as armed DSS operatives pounced on him and seized his cell phone.
The journalist was compelled at gunpoint to delete all the images he took.
It took the intervention of his colleagues who insisted that his telephone should be returned.
Also, the operatives in an try to forestall different journalists from filming the Yoruba Nation agitators cordoned off the courtroom room and denied journalists entry.
The scenario led to heated arguments
as journalists insisted that safety operatives can not cease them from finishing up their duties.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu had final week whereas ruling on the enforcement of basic rights go well with filed by their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, ordered the DSS to provide the agitators in courtroom.
On July 1, DSS operatives stormed Igboho’s residence at Soka, Ibadan round 1 am, killing two of his associates and arresting 12 individuals.
Igboho, who escaped the raid, was lately arrested in Benin Republic, whereas making an attempt to journey to Germany along with his spouse.