IGP fined N25,000 for frustrating court processes

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OrijoReporter.com, Justice Sylvanus Oriji

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, was on Thursday fined N25,000 by Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court for impeding the administration of justice in the contempt charge brought against him by the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) over his alleged flouting of court orders.

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Oriji while dismissing the preliminary objection Idris raised against his personal appearance in court, the judge ordered the IGP to appear in Court on March 13, 2018, to explain why he should not be jailed for his disobedience of March 26, 2014 court order restraining the Police from interfering with the activities of the Peace Corps.

He imposed a fine of N25,000 on Idris and ordered him to personally appear in court on the adjourned date.

Counsel to Peace Corps, Joshua Yakubu Musa (SAN), had approached the Abuja High Court asking it to commit Idris to prison for two years for flouting the judgment of the court delivered on March 26, 2014.

He submitted that in spite of the restraining order against the Police not to interfere with operations of the Corps, the Police refused to obey the court order by sealing up its head office, among others.

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