The Federal High Court in Abuja has warned Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; the Senate of the National Assembly; Mrs. Lauretta Onochie and Chief Samuel Ogbuku on the consequences of flouting an earlier restraining order.
In a notice of the consequences of disobedience to the order of the court dated December 23, 2022, the court issued a warning to President Buhari, Lawan, Lauretta Onochie, and others, with a notice that read:
“Take notice that unless you obey the directions contained in this order, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison,” the notice read
The High court had also stopped President Buhari from swearing in Ms. Onochie and Ogbuku. This was after the duo were screened last week and confirmed as chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission respectively.
The court had previously granted an order stopping the National Assembly from screening and confirming the nomination of Onochie and Ogbuku and the presiding judge, Justice J. K. Omotosho, had instructed that all actions on the matter be suspended until the determination of the lawsuit.