April 17, (THEWILL) – The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), has offered reasons why the hallowed Chambers of court in Bayelsa State was invaded and vandalised by hoodlums in the state.
According to the NAS, the non-decisive action by security agencies against culprits and their sponsors are responsible for the impunity and desecration of the courts.
The invasion of Courts in Bayelsa State, has occurred three times without arrest and prosecution of culprits and their sponsors.
The National Association of Seadogs, in a statement issued and signed by the Chairman of the Bayelsa chapter, (Oxbow Marino) Amaebi Clarkson, said the zero action by security agencies at the time of the attack may have unwittingly given impetus to a repeat of this shameful act.
He said, “In very strong terms, the brazen invasion of a High court in Bayelsa state by thugs ostensibly on the instigation of political actors. The shameful desecration of a court in session and physically attacking the presiding judge reflects the abyss our society has descended to. This incident gives the unfortunate impression that we are on the brinks of a state of anarchy.
“We recall that this is the second time such a regrettable incident has happened in the state. A few years ago, a Federal High Court in session was invaded by political thugs and several persons including lawyers sustained injuries. Yet there was no known arrest or prosecution of the culprits of that invasion.
“The non decisive action of the security agents at that time may have unwittingly given impetus to a repeat of this shameful act. The desecration of the courts in Bayelsa state has become one too many. We therefore call on the state government and the security agents to urgently arrest the perpetrators of this disgraceful act.”
“We particularly call on the NBA not to rest on its oars, but should ensure that the culprits are duly prosecuted.”