An explosion has just occurred outside the Federal High Court I, Port Harcourt, where Justice Lambo Akanbi reportedly delivered a crucial ruling this morning, July 9.
The ruling saw the dissolution of 22 local government in councils in the state.
Justice Akanbi who presided said that the decision of the Amaechi-led administration to go ahead with the conduct of local government election on May 23, was a flagrant abuse of court process and a total disregard for the rule of law.
Akanbi explained that the council election defiled the rule of law because it was conducted despite court order asking all parties to maintain status quo.
Meanwhile, there was an explosion outside the court premises, and speculations have it that the explosion might have been a reaction to the ruling.
Though details of the incident are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but Vanguard has reported that there was no casualty recorded in the blast.
A source also confirmed that there is heavy presence of security operatives at station road where the High court is located.