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JUST IN: Court Orders Arrest, Imprisonment Of COAS

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JUST IN: Court Orders Arrest, Imprisonment Of COAS

By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamall

A Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State, has ordered the arrest of the Chief of Army Staff, General Farouk Yahaya, for alleged contempt.

Justice Halima Abdulmalik, who issued the warrant and presided over the case, said the order followed notice brought before the court according to order forty-two rule ten of the Niger State High Court Civil Procedure 2018.

The judge ruled that the order is commuting Yahaya to be kept in Minna correctional custody for contentions of the court’s order on October 12, 2022, adding that the COAS is to remain in custody until he has been “purged” of the contempt.

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The judge issued that the Commandant Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, Major General Olugbenga Olabanji, be arrested and imprisoned for a similar offence.

Justice Abdulmalik then adjourned the case to December 8 for continuation.

This is coming a few days after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja sentenced the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to three months in prison for disobeying a court order.

The IGP’s committal followed suit filed by a police officer, Patrick Okoli, who unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the Nigerian Police Force.

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