The Federal High Court in Abuja has said it could hold the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, in contempt of court and put him in prison, for disobeying the court’s order to release Omoyele Sowore.
The Cable reports that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the warning to Bichi on Monday, after previously issuing a “notice of consequences of disobedience of court order.”
The notice had said:
Take notice that unless you obey the direction contained in the order of the federal high court of Justice, Abuja made on the 6th November 2019, which ordered you to release the defendants/applicants in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019 forthwith, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.
A copy of the said order of court earlier served on you is hereby annexed for your on the spot reference.
This court has been informed that even as at today, Tuesday the 12th November 2019 you are yet to comply with the lawful order of the Federal High Court by refusing to release the defendants/applicants namely: Omoyele Stephen Sowore and Olawale Adebayo Bakare (Mandate) in your custody.
You are hereby directed to comply with the court order forthwith or you will be guilty of contempt of court.