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Disregard For Judiciary Recipe For Lawlessness — Sultan

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Daniel Ojukwu

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has warned that disobedience to any order made by a court is a recipe for Lawlessness and chaos.

In the midst of national division of opinions on the handling of the matter between the Federal Government and RevolutionNow sponsor, Omoyele Sowore, Abubakar said that “everyone must be law-abiding in the interest of national development.”

His warning came on Thursday in Abuja at the 2019 4th quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council themed: ‘Religion and Civil Authorities in Dialogue for Nation-Building.’

The monarch said, “We must regularly obey and respect the laws of our land. We should never disregard the laws to avoid the consequences. If a court makes a judicial pronouncement on a particular matter, it should be obeyed to the letter.

“If you have any problem or disagree with the pronouncement, the next step is to appeal the pronouncement instead of disregarding or violating court judgments.”

Speaking further, the Muslim leader noted, “If you are served a court order and you deliberately refused to obey it because you are a governor, president or any influential person, then you are setting a dangerous precedent.”

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