Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Onyeabor Azubuike Ihejirika
By Tobi Soniyi
A retired Army Major, Ali Abdullahi and a serving sergeant, Abdul Wahab Yunusa Tuesday asked an Abuja High Court to commit the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Onyeabor Azubuike Ihejirika and Lieutenant Col Femi Olorunyomi to prison for disobeying the court's order issued on October 8, 2012.
Justice U.A. Inyang had on October 8 ordered the defendants to release the plaintiffs on bail.
They were arrested on August 14, 2012 by Lt Col Olorunyomi, a member of the military task force in Lokoja for alleged complicity in the killing of two soldiers in Okene on August 12.
The judge's order was not complied with, causing the plaintiffs' lawyer, Christopher Eichie to file committal proceeding against the defendants.
Major Abdulahi and Sergeant Yunusa (Plaintiffs) filed Form 48, which is a notice of consequence of disobedience of a court order; a pre-condition for a full hearing of a committal proceeding against the Army Chief and Col. Olorunyomi.