- Police in Bauchi state have dispersed an unruly crowd at the state's governorship election tribunal
- The Police action against the crowd followed verbal assault and fisticuffs after the appearance of the governor of the state at the tribunal
- The supporters of the former governor had hauled verbal assault as fight broke out among the crowd
Officers of the Nigeria Police on Tuesday, September 3, dispersed a crowd outside the Bauchi governorship election tribunal in Bauchi state.
Daily Trust reports the Police in the state fired teargas on an unruly crowd outside the tribunal just moment after sitting resumed.
It was gathered that a minor protest ensured after Governor Bala Mohammed who appeared as the first respondent in the matter between him and former governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, left the tribunal.
The supporters of the former governor had hauled verbal assault as fight broke out among the crowd.
Following the fisticuffs, the Police at the tribunal fired teargas which also seeped through the courtroom leading to a temporary break of proceedings.
The teargas had forced lawyers, judges and witnesses to cover their noses and eyes to protect themselves from its effect.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Osun state electoral tribunal nullified the victory of the lawmaker representing Ede federal constituency, Bamidele Salam, on Monday, September 2.
The tribunal ruled that there was over-voting during elections in four local government areas were Salam was represented.
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