The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Nigerian Police Force and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice have been sued for alleged continuous and flagrant disobedience of valid court judgements.
The plaintiff, Ademola Odusote told the Federal High Court in Abuja that such flagrant disobedience of court judgements by government agents was injurious to Nigeria’s democracy.
He prayed the court for an order directing the AGF to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to remove Idris as Inspector General of Police over his refusal to enforce court judgements in favour of the Peace Corps, particularly the recent judgment by Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
In a 26 paragraph affidavit deposed to in support of the originating summons, the plaintiff said the continuous trend of government authorities and persons disobeying court judgements, if not nipped in the bud will jeopardize the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria and open the floodgate for self help among litigants.
The case is yet to be assigned to a judge.