A Federal High Court Judge in Abuja, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, on Monday threatened to jail Yusuf Bichi, Director-General of the Department of state service, DSS, over the adamance of the secret agency to release the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore, who is standing trial for slew of offences including treason was granted bail earlier this month and after initial hiccup later met the conditions but despite DSS has held on to him.
A document quoted by Vanguard, however, revealed that the court has threatened to jail DSS DG, Bichi, on account of the agency’s refusal to release the SaharaReporters publisher.
The paper quoted the document to have read in part: “Take notice that unless you obey the direction contained in the order of the Federal High Court of Justice, Abuja made on the 6 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 12 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.”