Journalists have been barred from accessing the house of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, Punch reports.
The newspaper’s correspondent, who tried to gain access to the house located close to the Supreme Court, was denied entry by stern-looking security men comprised of policemen and men of Department of State Services.
He was turned back by the men wearing presidential villa accreditation tag who told him his visit could not be permitted.
One of the men of the DSS, who questioned the correspondent, asked, “What is your mission here.”
correspondent: I’m here to observe the situation around the house of the CJN to avoid misleading report.
DSS: Are you invited?
Correspondent: I don’t need a formal invitation in this circumstance, I only come to have first-hand information.
DSS: That means you are here on sight and see. Sight and see is not allowed. Make a detour and go back.
The operative then beckoned on armed policemen to guide the correspondent out.