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  • Updated: December 01, 2022

Farouk Yahaya: Court Orders Arrest, Imprisonment Of Chief Of Army Staff

The arrest and imprisonment of the Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya, has been ordered by a high court sitting in Minna.

Reports on Thursday also revealed that a warrant of arrest was also issued against the Commandant of the Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, Olugbenga Olabanji.

The order was given in the suit marked NSHC/225/2019 after Yahaya and Olabanji were found guilty of contempt.

The case is between Adamu Makama and 42 others versus the executive governor of Niger State and seven others. 

The counsel to the plaintiffs/applicants, Mohammed Liman, who filed the motion for the issuance of the warrants requested the court to send the chief of army staff and the commandant to the correctional centre for disobeying an order made on October 12, 2022.

While giving his ruling, the presiding judge, Halima Abdulmalik stated: "An order is made committing the Nigerian army chief of staff general Farouk Yahaya and the commander training and doctrine command (TRADOC) Minna i.e 6th &7th respondents into the custody of the correctional centre for contempt of the order of this honourable court made on the 12/10/2022."

"They shall remain in the custody of the correctional centre until they purge themselves of the contempt”, the judge added.

The case was adjourned to December 8 for continuation.

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