By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Protesting members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, and Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, on Thursday blocked the convoy of Osun Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi during a protest.
The two unions have been protesting for full implementation of financial autonomy of the judiciary.
The protesters started the protest from the High Court, Oke-Fia and marched to Customary Court through to Federal High Court opposite Osun State House of Assembly at Gbongan/Osogbo road.
At 11:20am, when members of the two unions were marching to the State Government Secretariat, the convoy of the Deputy Governor ran into the protesters.
The protesters who refused to give way to the Deputy Governor’s convoy comprising of five vehicles, forced the convoy to move with the protesters.
They blocked the convoy with placards and banners as the security details implored them to give way.
The convoy later managed to escape at the Petrol Station close to the State Government Secretariat, Abere when the vehicles entered through the first entrance of the filling station and exit through the second gate to boycott the protesters.
The protesters ran after the convoy to create another blockage but they could not meet up as all the vehicles escaped.