Police take over Cross River House of Assembly amid court judgement
Men of the Nigeria Police Force have taken over and blocked access to the Cross River State House of Assembly.
The operatives which comprise of different units turning back staff members of the Assembly and also warn them not to hang around the legislative edifice premises.
According to DAILY POST, the operatives took positions as early as 6 a.m., Tuesday, according to eyewitnesses.
The different units included the anti-kidnapping and cultism squad and the regular policemen, armed to the teeth.
They have also occupied the Assembly’s premises.
It is believed that the heavy presence of gun-toting and fierce looking security agents around the government house is not unconmected to the judgment delivered at by a Federal High Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo.
Recalled that justice Taiwo sacked the 18 lawmakers from the State and two in the House of Representatives for crossing from the PDP to the APC on May 20, 2021.
Some of the policemen are also seen standing close to Governor Ben Ayade’s office, which is a few metres away.
The situation has also impeded human and vehicular movements as motorists and innocent passers-by are finding it difficult to navigate through the horde of security men, their vans and other onlookers.
The ruling APC had said they had applied to the Court for stay of execution of the judgment, while they had proceeded to the Appeal Court.