The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Tradition (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe, has been sentenced to jail for contempt of court docket.
Providing the judgment on Thursday, January 9, Justice Jude Okeke of the High Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), claimed till Runsewe retraces his measures, he will be stored in prison.
Newswatch gathered that the suit was filed by Ummakalif Minimal from the Minister of the FCT Federal Capital Enhancement Authority (FCDA) DG of NCAC, and the Minister for Lifestyle and Tourism, as the initial, second, third and fourth defendants respectively.
In the movement, the claimant sought an buy of the court docket committing Runsewe to jail for contempt of court docket order manufactured on December 15, 2017.
Justice Okeke explained Runsewe’s motion as really contemptuous, introducing that committing him to the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Companies (NCS) would provide as a deterrent to others who abuse business and disobey courtroom orders with disdain.
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He requested the Inspector Basic of Law enforcement (IGP) to arrest Runsewe with speedy effect and hand him over to the NCS pending when he retraces his techniques.
The courtroom had purchased get-togethers in the suit to stay proceedings on each action about the demolition of the Arts and Craft village located in the Central Organization District location of the FCT.
Nonetheless, the respondents in the go well with, notably the NCAC flouted that rule.