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Contempt: Sowore Wants Court To Jail DSS DG

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Publisher, Omoyele Sowore , and Olawale Bakare have filed a contempt suit against the Director -General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi over the refusal to comply with the order of the court to release them on bail.

The two men in the application filed on their behalf by their team of lawyers also want the court to award each of them N500m damages.

The application partly reads:
“ Take notice that unless you obey the directive contained in the order of the Federal High Court of Justice , Abuja, made on November 6 , 2019, which ordered you to release the defendants / applicants in suit number FHC / ABJ / CR / 235 / 2019 forthwith, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.

“ A copy of the said order of court earlier served on you is hereby annexed for your on- the-spot -reference.

“ This court has been informed that even as of today, Tuesday , November 12 , 2019 , you are yet to comply with the lawful order of the Federal High Court by refusing to release the defendants / applicants namely: Omoyele Stephen Sowore and Olawale Adebayo Bakare ( Mandate), in your custody forthwith or you will be guilty of contempt of court.”

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