The Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja has once more ordered the police to supply Vijah Opuama, the Bayelsa Governorship Candidate within the Nov. 16, 2019 election.
NAN studies that Justice Taiwo Taiwo, had on Aug. 3 and Sept. 2, ordered that Opuama who was mentioned to be in police custody, be produced in court docket however the orders have been disregarded by the safety outfit.
His lawyer, Michael Odey, had, on Aug. 31, introduced an ex-parte utility earlier than the court docket, searching for that the police present trigger why the detainee shouldn’t be launched unconditionally.
Following the event, the decide, on Monday, issued the third order, after the police didn’t adjust to the Sept. 2 order, directing that the detainee be produced in court docket for the day’s proceedings.
In keeping with the brand new order, the IG was directed to supply Opuama who was arrested by policemen from the IGP’s Monitoring Unit on Aug. 15, in court docket on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
“The court docket made an order that the applicant be produced on this court docket. That order should be obeyed.
“I shall, due to this fact, make an order that the applicant should be produced on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
“The applicant should be produced in court docket on that day unfailing,” the Choose ordered.
He additionally mounted Sept. 9 for the listening to of Opuama’s bail utility.
Nonetheless, a lawyer, Miss T. O Amalaha, who appeared for the I-G and the top of the Monitoring Unit of the I-G Workplace, pleaded with the decide to adjourn the case until Sept. 16 as an alternative of Sept. 9.
Amalaha’s plea was declined by the decide who mentioned he couldn’t afford to offer the police one other seven days after they violated the 2 earlier orders issued for the manufacturing of the detainee in court docket.
“We’re in a democracy. Nigeria isn’t a Banana Republic. Public officers can’t afford to behave irrationally,” Justice Taiwo added.
He additional threatened that if the police fail to supply the detainee in court docket, he would order the IG to seem in court docket.