Journalists who were trying to cover proceedings in the trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, on Tuesday were harassed in court by some prison officials.
Chidinma, a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, is standing trial alongside one Adedapo Quadri at the Lagos High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square for the alleged murder.
The officers numbering about eight, in an unusual manner formed a ring around the defendant in an effort to shield her from public glare, while she was being led away from the court after the proceedings.
It was learnt that four other fully armed officers, in a dangerous manner, pushed and harassed journalists, and covered their camera lenses, all in a bid to prevent them from filming and recording.
The incident led to a shouting match between the officers, journalists, some lawyers and other litigants present but the correctional officers ignored everyone as they swiftly led the defendants away to their waiting vehicle, Channels TV reports.