Nigerian Court Sentences IGP Alkali Baba To Jail

A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has sentenced the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali-Baba, to three-month imprisonment.

The IGP was sentenced over his alleged refusal to obey a sister court judgement reinstating a police officer, Patrick Okoli, who was compulsorily retired back to work.

Justice Bolaji Olajuwon, in a ruling on the contempt proceedings filed by Okoli’s lawyer, Arinze Egbo, also warned Alkali-Baba against non-compliance with the earlier court judgement.

Justice Olajuwon warned that if the IGP failed to purge himself of the contempt, he shall be liable to another three months jail term.

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