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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, is seeking the sanction of the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba for contempt of court.

The speaker approached a Federal High Court in Abuja praying that the Inspector-General be summoned to explain why he should not be jailed for disobeying the court’s order.

Speaker Tambuwal accused the IGP of consistently disobeying the court order made on the seventh of November, which directed parties in his substantive suit filed to stop his removal as a member and Speaker of the House of Representatives to maintain status quo.

The Speaker had on Thursday filed the fresh application before Justice Ahmed Mohammed, alleging that Abba’s instruction to the men of the police force to deny him access into the premises of the National Assembly preventing him from carrying out his lawful duties on November 20, amounted to flouting the court order.

He added that Mr. Abba, in further disrespect of the order, on November 26, appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs and told the members that he would not recognise him as the Speaker.

Justice Mohammed on Friday asked the plaintiff to convert the application which was filed as an ex parte motion to a motion on notice and serve same on Abba through his lawyer, Mr. Okeaya-Inneh.

The judge then adjourned till December 3 for the hearing of the application.


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