Suspected Killers Assault, Threaten Journalists In Court


The suspects accused of killing the Village Head of Lambata, Alhaji Muhammad Abdulsafur have assaulted cameramen from NTA and NSTV as well as several journalists at the Suleja High Court.

The suspects, who were about 15, threatened the journalists attending the resumed trial of their case, saying the continuous reporting and coverage of the case by journalists was enough.

The suspects, who had been granted bail by Justice Aisha Bawa Wodu, warned that drastic action would be taken against the journalists if they continued to report their court appearances.

The assaulted NTA and NSTV journalists were carrying out their duties outside the courtroom when the suspects pounced on them as they left the court room.

It took the intervention of Court Registrar and Counsel of the suspects to bring the situation under control.

Not satisfied with the attack, the suspects warned they would be consequences if the journalists do not stay away from the trial.

“Henceforth, you journalists should stop reporting our court proceedings. If not, we are ready to deal with any journalists that dare to write anything about us,” they boasted.

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