Magistrate O.O. Martins gave no reason for her action.
A Lagos Magistrate, O.O. Martins, of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday ordered two reporters out of the court.
The magistrate, who is in charge of Court 11, Igbosere, ordered the reporters out while they were monitoring the court’s proceedings.
The incident occurred when the prosecutor, Sergeant Godwin Oria, alerted the magistrate that some journalists were in her court.
“Immediately I entered the court, I noticed the prosecutor whispering to the magistrate and suddenly the magistrate asked if there was any journalist in the court.
“I stood up and she ordered me and my colleague to get out, which I did without any objection,’’ Mr. Oladele said.
Efforts to find out reasons for the magistrate’s action from the prosecutor proved futile as he was not ready to talk.
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