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Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu Threatens To Jail DSS Boss

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An order informing the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, of his likelihood to be jailed if found guilty of contempt of court has been served on him.

The order also known as form 48 in the legal circle was served on Bichi  having failed to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement and Olawale Bakare, an activist who was also arrested along with the Sahara Reporters publisher.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court had earlier issued a notice of consequences of disobedience of court order on the DSS.

In the  notice, the DG was made to understand that he will be found guilty of contempt of court if he refuses to comply with the court order on release of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare.

“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,” the notice read.

“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.”

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