Hell was let loose on Thursday at the FCT high court in Abuja as the traders of Utako market attacked an official of Federal Capital Development Authority ( FCDA), Mr. Dennis, inflicted Injuries on his head.
The angry traders chased Dennis into the Legal Unit of the court to attack him over an allegations that he connived with the court officials to adjourn their case indefinitely.
Sahara Reporters reports that it took the timely intervention of a police officer who was at the court premises to stop the traders from killing him.
It was gathered that the case between Utako Market Traders Association and Abuja Municipal Council Area ( AMAC) had initially scheduled to come up for hearing today but the traders who mobilized their members to the court were told that the matter will no longer hold because of the absence of the judge.
The traders were stunned by the development and became infuriated because there was no new date scheduled for the case. They resorted to chanting anti-government songs and hurling curses against court officials accusing them of conniving with FCDA officials to stall the case.
When the mob sighted one of the officials of FCDA they quickly pursued him in annoyance but he managed to escape into the legal unit of the court but was unlucky the traders followed him there.
Shop owners at Utako Market have been at the loggerheads with the FCDA over the plan by the Abuja Municipal Council Area ( AMAC) to demolish and revoke their shopping licences. The traders claimed that already signed after 99 years of lease agreement with the FCDA.