Federal High Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State, has ordered Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to produce the state’s Commissioner of Police (CP) and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Central Division, Gusau, to appear before it on Monday, June 11, for contempt of court charge.
Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) had dragged Zamfara government and 14 local government areas to court over non-repayment of N500 million loan obtained from Unity Bank.
A contempt proceeding was initiated against the Zamfara CP and the DPO of Gusau Central Division for failure to appear before the court on Tuesday, June 5, having been duly served.
Justice Aminu had earlier delivered a judgement in which the claims of the 14 local government areas were dismissed over the vehicles under government custody at Cotonou Shehi in Gusau and ordered Sheriff to release those vehicles to AMCON.
The court further directed AMCON to invite professional valuers to value the vehicles before auctioning to recover the amount claimed by the creditor.
The 14 local government areas, however, rushed to Court of Appeal, Sokoto, to challenge the verdict of the Federal High Court.
Justice M.L. Shuaibu of the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal and affirmed the judgement of the High Court.
It was in the process of auctioning the vehicles as ordered by the court that the police halt the exercise.