Police deploy dogs to control crowd at Supreme Court

Police deploy dogs to control crowd at Supreme Court

- The Nigeria Police on Tuesday, January 14, deployed dogs at the Supreme Court of Nigeria

- The dogs are expected to help the security operatives control the crowd present at the hearing of six governorship election applications

- The chief justice of Nigeria had on Monday, January 13, directed counsels representing all the parties involved in the cases not to appear with more than five lawyer

Following the expected hearing of the governorship appeals from six states across Nigeria before the Supreme Court in Abuja, the Nigerian Police has deployed security dogs to the court premises.

The dogs, Channels Television reports were being used by the Police to control the dense crowd with the premises of the apex court.

Legit.ng gathers that the apex court will be hearing the election appeals filed by some governorship candidates in Sokoto, Imo, Kano, Benue, Bauchi, and Plateau states.

The apex court had on Monday, January 13, suspended hearing on the matter at the instance of the chief justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, over the inability of Police operatives to control the crowd on Monday.

The judge further directed counsels representing all the parties involved in the cases not to appear with more than five lawyers.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Justice Muhammad had indicated that the courtroom was noisy and rowdy at the resumption of hearing on Monday.

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The judge also said that one of the members of the seven-man panel who were to preside over the cases was ill.

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