Contempt: Court Orders Arrest Of Army Chief
A High Court in Minna, the Niger State, has issued a warrant of arrest on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Faruk Yahaya.
He was arrested for contempt. The court also ordered the arrest of Olugbenga Olabanji, commandant of the training and doctrine command, Minna, over the same offence.
Justice Halima Abdulmalik, who issued the warrant and presided over the case, said the order followed notice brought before the court pursuant to order forty-two rule ten of the Niger State High Court Civil Procedure 2018.
The judge ruled that the order is commuting Yahaya to be kept in Minna correctional custody for contentions of charge of the court on October 12, 2022, adding that the COAS is to remain in custody till he has been “purged” of the contempt.