The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says Tuesday’s scuffle between operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) over the custody of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, was despicable.
This was disclosed today in a statement signed by the NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau.
In the statement, Mr. Maikyau called on the two agencies to take immediate disciplinary measures against the officers involved in the disgraceful conduct.
According to him, the altercation between officers of the two government agencies on the premises of the Federal High Court in Lagos is a recipe for anarchy and chaos, adding that it was a brazen disrespect for the sanctity of the court premises.
It would be recalled that the secret police and prison officials caused a stir yesterday when they clashed on the court premises over the agency to take custody of the suspended and embattled apex bank chief after Justice Nicholas Oweibo admitted Emefiele to bail in the sum of 20 million naira.
The judge also ordered that Emefiele be remanded at the correctional centre pending the fulfillment of the bail conditions.
The Association said the correctional service and the secret police ought to work in concert towards attaining justice in a secured Nigeria.