Kanu: Why DSS Boss Should Be Charged For Contempt Of Court – IPOB’s Laywer

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has demanded that the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, be charged for contempt of court.

Recall that special counsel to the IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor had on Monday alleged that the security agency prevented the family and lawyers of the IPOB leader from seeing him.

The lawyer accused the secret police of disregarding a subsisting court order by not allowing anybody to meet Kanu last Thursday and on Monday.

Tracknews reports that Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja had ordered that Nnamdi Kanu be granted access to his lawyers and family twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays.

In a statement on Tuesday, Ejiofor accused the DSS boss of alleged contempt of court and filed contempt charges against Bichi at the Federal High Court Abuja.

He urged the court Chief Registrar to endorse the contempt charges filed against the DSS DG in order to send a warning to security agencies against floating court orders.

Ejiofor stated that failure to endorse the charges would mean the court supports the denial of the fundamental human rights of his client and the illegal ways of the secret police.

The statement read in part: “With the foregoing, if the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court, Abuja, fails and/or refuses to endorse the relevant contempt forms filed against the Director-General of the DSS for the gross disobedience to positive orders of the court, as he has done in the past, then, it will become obvious to the world that the Registrar of the Federal High Court, Abuja, is actively protecting the contemnors.

“Orders of the court must be obeyed to the letter and must not only be respected but must be treated with sanctity. Sadly, this has become a joke taken too far!”


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