- A Federal High Court on Wednesday, July 10, ordered IGP Muhammad Adamu and DCP Abba Kyari to appear before it
- The police chiefs were invited on the ground that they disrespected the court in producing a suspect
- The duo are expected by the high court to make appearance on Wednesday, September 25
Justice Dorcas Agishi of the Federal High Court on Wednesday, July 10, ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu and Abba Kyari, the deputy commissioner of police to appear before it.
The justice asked the two to make appearance on Wednesday, September 25, and explain why they should not be charged for contempt of court, New Telegraph reports.
The court is asking the IGP and DCP to appear because they have not been able to produce Nanpon Sambo, a suspect who has been detained by the police since February 2019.
The judge said: “The IGP and Abba Kyari are to forthwith produce the accused person in the registry of the court here in Jos immediately for documentation and transfer to Jos Prisons pending the resumption of court from vacation.
“They are to appear before this honourable court on the next adjourned date of this case to show cause why the Court should not visit them with the consequence of contempt for deliberately disobeying its orders.”
The lawyer representing the suspect argued that since the police is a creation of the law, then it should also respect every bit of the law.
“The federal republic of Nigeria shall be a state based on the principles of democracy and social justice. It is hereby declared that - sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government through this constitution derives all its powers and authority,” he argued.
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He also asked for the transfer of his client to Jos prisons when the court resumes sitting on the case after its annual judicial vacation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the IGP ordered speedy and comprehensive investigation into the Easter day accident in Gombe state in which 11 people died.
It was gathered that eleven persons were reportedly killed including the driver of the vehicle, a personnel of the NSCDC, who rammed into a procession celebrating Easter on Saturday, April 21, along Gombe-Biu road.
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