For allegedly disobeying court order, a federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police IGP, Mohammed Adamu to appear before it on February 4 .
The court asked him why contempt charges should not be filed against him to commit him to prison.
Adamu was summoned by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu over his alleged refusal to reinstate a forcefully retired Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Patrick Okoli.
It should be noted that a federal high court had invalidate the forceful retirement of Okoli from the premise that due process owas not followed
Police authority appealed against the High Court ruling at the Court of Appeal, but lost the case
Police authority later obeyed the Court of Appeal’s decision by reinstating Okoli via a letter and in another letter was again retired compulsorily.
Following the alleged disobedience, Justice Ijeoma directed the IGP to appear before her court on Thursday, February 4.
“An order of this court is hereby made mandating the Inspector General of Police to appear before this court on the 4th day of February 2021 at 9am to show cause why a contempt proceeding should not be taken against the Inspector General of Police for refusal to obey the judgment of the Court in this matter which judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appeal.
“This summons shall be served forthwith,” the Justice said.