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    Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

Offa robbery: Kwara governor’s aide sues IGP over his detention

Olalekan Alabi, personal assistant on political matters to Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara state governor, has sued Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged contempt of court.Alabi filed an application against the IGP before a Kwara state high court for allegedly disobeying a court order directing his release from police custody.He has been in police custody since May 30 over his alleged [...]

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    ‘You might be jailed’ — Onnoghen warns against media discussion of matters in court

‘You might be jailed’ — Onnoghen warns against media discussion of matters in court

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says it is contempt of court for anyone to discuss matters that are pending in court.In a statement on Wednesday, Awassam Bassey, media aide to the CJN, quoted Onnoghen as saying that punishment for contempt of court may include a jail term.The CJN noted that words used to describe court judgements were degrading [...]

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