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Court orders arrest of Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, one other

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The High Court in Minna, Niger State has issued a warrant of arrest for the Chief of Army Staff, General Faruk Yahaya, for alleged contempt of court. The state’s chief judge, Justice Abdulmalik, who gave the order, also issued a warrant of arrest for the Commandant Training & Doctrine Command Minna, Major General Stevenson Olugbenga Olabanji

DailyPost reports that Abdulmalik stated that the order followed the hearing of a case brought before the court, pursuant to Order 42, Rule 10 of the Niger State High Court Civil Procedure 2018

Justice Abdulmalik declared: “The order is commuting the Chief of Army Staff, General Faruk Yahaya & the Commandant Training & Doctrine Command Minna, Major General Olabanji, to be kept in Minna Correctional Custody for contentions of the order of this court on 12 Oct 2022.”

She directed that the 2 suspects should be remanded in custody until they purge themselves of the court contempt

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