President Bola Tinubu has been urged to hold individuals accountable for the battle between members of the Department of State Services and the Nigeria Correctional Service by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, or SERAP.
After Godwin Emefiele, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was tried at the Federal High Court in Lagos, DSS agents and jail guards got into a fight.
A court presided over by Justice Nicolas Oweibo granted Emefiele bail in the amount of N20 million and a surety in the same amount.
This was after the DSS leveled a two-count charges bordering on illegal possession of firearms.
After the court proceedings, the operatives of the correctional services were moving him to their facility when DSS intercepted and forcefully picked him.
A fight broke out during the period between both security operatives in front of the court.
Reacting, SERAP urged the Tinubu administration to obey the court order granting Emefiele bail.
Tweeting, SERAP wrote: “BREAKING: The Tinubu administration must hold to account those responsible for the fight between the DSS and prison officials over the custody of Emefiele.
“The administration must obey the court order granting him bail, and end the attack on the integrity of our justice system.”