A prison warder, identified as, A. A. Teriba on Tuesday at Lagos State High Court in Ikeja attacked and injured some journalists covering the court. The ugly drama occurred shortly after Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye convicted and sentenced a bricklayer, Femi Adebowale to death by hanging for armed robbery.
After the proceedings, journalists, who covered the court sitting had tried to take the photograph of the convict to buttress their report but their action drew the irk of Teriba.
The prison warder, in an attempt to stop the journalists, left the convict unguarded and pounced on Adebisi Onanuga of The Nation Newspaper, rough-handled and punched him on the chest and ordered him to hand over his Black Berry phone, with which he was trying to take the photograph, Leadership reports.
In the scuffle that ensued, the warder tore his shirt and removed three buttons from the cloth.
When Onanuga passed the phone to a colleague, Gbenga Adewoye of the AIT/RayPower, Teriba turned his attention on him and punched him again on the chest in an attempt to forcibly take the phone from him.