A Federal High Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital, has ordered Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, and Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Intelligence Response Team, to appear on September 25 to explain why they should not be charged for contempt.
Justice Dorcas Agishi delivered the order on Wednesday after the police failed to produce Nanpon Sambo, a suspect, in court seven days after her initial order.
Sambo was said to have been arrested and detained by the police authorities since February 2019 for an undisclosed offence.
However, the suspect has not been charged before any court in the country.
Justice Agishi ruled that both Adamu and Kyari must produce the suspect and appear personally in court at the next adjourned date of the case, fixed for September 25.
“The IGP and Abba Kyari are to forthwith produce the accused person in the registry of the court here in Jos immediately for documentation and transfer to Jos Prisons pending the resumption of the court from vacation.
“They are to appear before this honourable court on the next adjourned date of this case to show cause why the Court should not visit them with the consequence of contempt for deliberately disobeying its orders, “ Justice Agishi held.