Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force from different units have reportedly blocked all entrances leading to the Cross River State House of Assembly.
Reports say the security agents have also turned back staff members of the assembly, warning then not to mop around the premises.
Stonix News gathered that the police operatives took positions as early as 6:00a.m on Tuesday.
The different units included the anti-kidnapping and cultism squads and the regular policemen, who are reportedly armed to the teeth.
Stonix News had reported on Monday that a Federal High Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Monday,
sacked 18 lawmakers from the State House of Assembly and two in the House of Representatives for defecting from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on May 20, 2021.
Some of the policemen were also seen standing close to Governor Ben Ayade’s office, which is just a few metres away
Motorists and passers-by were seen having a difficult time meandering through the crowd of security men, their vans, and other onlookers.
The ruling APC had said they had applied to the court for a stay of execution of the judgment, while they had proceeded to the Appeal Court.