Several lawyers in Abuja protested the SSS' disobedience of court orders as well as the decision of judges to step down from cases involving the agency.
According to a report by Premium Times, several lawyers were spotted at the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama alongside members of the civil society community protesting actions of the SSS.
It was further reported that the lawyers stormed the Attorney General’s office, National Human Rights Commission to make their grievances known.
The protesting lawyers have reportedly maintained that judges must not step down from cases involving the SSS.
The lawyers also threatened an industrial action by judiciary workers should the SSS continue to disobey pending judgements.
The protesting lawyers are also said to be planning to be at the Three Arms Zone, which hosts the Aso Rock presidential villa, Supreme Court and the National Assembly
“Currently, major roads have been barricaded and there is palpable tension as the protesters meet heavy resistance from security agents who are blocking the protesters who are insisting on marching into Aso Rock,” a witness told PREMIUM TIMES.
Following the arrest and detention of judges and justices, some judges have recently stood down from cases involving the SSS.