The People Democratic Party has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC allegedly linked with the violent attack and invasion of a Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt.
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, also condemned the attack on the Rivers State High Court premises in Port Harcourt.
In a statement by its General Secretary, Isiaka Olagunju, called on the inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to set up “a high-powered special investigation team” to identify and prosecute the culprits and their sponsors.
The NBA says the court invasion was an attempt to ridicule the judiciary and also to undermine the integrity and powers of the judiciary, calling on the IGP to bring the perpetrators to book.
Also, the Nigerian Labour Congress implored the nation’s security operatives to clamp down on perpetrators of the attacks on court especially in Rivers State, warning that if it was not checked, it could lead to anarchy.
According to NLC president, Mr Ayuba Wabba advised judges in the country to live above board, arguing that anything contrary could erode the confidence of the citizenry in the courts and force them to resort to self help.