Presidential Election Petition Court Restates Order Banning Phones

Written by on May 23, 2023

The Presiding Justice of the Presidential Election Petition, Haruna Tsamani says the restriction on people accessing the court with their phones is still in effect.

Addressing the court this Tuesday, Tsamanui said the decision is based on “advice from security agencies”, without providing any further details.

He said there was need to protect individuals as well as the image of the profession.

The justice expressed concern over the commotion that arose earlier in the morning when lawyers and other court users were forced to submit their phones before accessing the courtroom.

`A similar incident occurred on Saturday when the courtroom was locked, leading to protests by lawyers who refused to yield their phones

On Monday, the court had ruled against live broadcast of the proceedings, maintaining that it had fulfilled the constitutional requirement of “trial in public” by allowing journalists into the courtroom to cover and report the proceedings.

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