Justice D.V. Agishi of a Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, on Friday threatened to jail the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, for flouting the court order in the enforcement of fundamental rights matter brought before the court by the Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly.
The threat was contained in a Notice of Consequence of Disobedience of Court Order (Form 48), signed by the Registrar of the Federal High Court Enugu and addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Force Headquarters Abuja.
A copy of the Form reads thus: “Take notice that unless you obey the directions contained in this Court order, you will be guilty of contempt of Court and will be liable to be committed to prison.”
The Court had on Monday, granted an ex-parte motion brought by Hon. Odo in suit number: FHC/EN/CS/99/2015, which has eight members of the House of Assembly, the Commissioner of Police and the IGP as 1st to 10 respondents respectively.