January 30, 2019
– Suspected thugs reportedly attacked the NBA chairman, Silvester Adaka, and other lawyers in Port Harcourt
– The lawyers were reportedly attacked when they staged a protest and attempted to court proceedings
– Adaka said he addressed the justices of the court of appeal and lawyers to rise in continuation of NBA peaceful boycott of the court only to be descended upon by the thugs
Some suspected thugs reportedly beat up the chairman of the Port Harcourt chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Silvester Adaka and other lawyers who had gone to stage protest to disrupt court proceedings.
Adaka and his colleagues had reportedly planned to disrupt the court proceedings in a bid to enforce the NBA’s court boycott directive over the controversial suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
Daily Trust reports that angry litigants also chased the protesting NBA team out of the courtroom, causing pandemonium and heightening fear among the judges and other litigants.