Prison officials faced a herculean task in conveying former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero to the Kaduna Convict Prison as supporters went on rampage outside the Federal High Court premises throwing stones at the black Maria and three escort vehicles meant for the movement.
Several shots were fired, though it was unclear who fired the shots, but it may be security forces, clearing the angry youth who stormed the premises.
The prison vehicles which arrived the court around 1pm, we’re held hostage until about 1:48pm, when some soldiers came to the scene and we’re sighted sending some of the youth running away.
Before then, some of the youth went on rampage, blocking the highway and damaging the shed used by traffic warden at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) junction directly opposite the court.
It was at exactly 2:01pm that the convoy drove out of the court premises, four hours after the judge ordered the remand in prison custody.
The black Maria which was earlier brought was a decoy as Yero alongside his three alleged accomplices were escorted into a plain white Toyota 14 seater bus, which drove out as part of the convoy.