The federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police IGP, Mohammed Adamu to appear before it on February the 4th over his alleged continued disobedience to lawful order of the court.
The summon served on the IGP at the Force Headquarters in Abuja is to show cause why contempt charge should not be filed against him to commit him to prison,
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu issued the summon against the IGP following his alleged refusal to reinstate a forcefully retired Deputy Commissioner of police DCP Mr Patrick Okoli.
The court had voided and set aside the forceful retirement of Okoli from the force on the ground that due process of law was not followed in the purported retirement.
The court while ordering the reinstatement of the DCP Okoli imposed a fine of N10M as punitive cost against police authorities.
Although Police contested the high court judgment at the Court of Appeal, it lost as the appellate court affirmed the decision of the lower court.