Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, erupted into pandemonium on Tuesday morning as persons suspected to be thugs disrupted a protest organised by a group of Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun, CSCEO, to rally support for the serving judge of the State High Court, Justice Folahanmi Oloyede.
The judge had petitioned the state House of Assembly to investigate Governor Rauf Aregbesola over alleged mismanagement of the state resources.
It was gathered that skirmishes between the protesters and some hoodlums began immediately after the rally commenced at about 9am.
Beginning at Ayetoro junction, the demonstration had earlier witnessed a hitch when some people pelted the protesters with sachet water but the situation was later brought under control.
The protesters, led by leaders of the coalition were joined by members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, in the march which was to terminate at the gate of the state House of Assembly.
As at press time, stern-looking anti-riot policemen have been brought in to calm the situation.