There are reports that Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has been sentenced to a three-month jail term.

The sentence, which was passed by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, was premised on the Police Chief’s disobedience of a court order.

Justice M. O. Olajuwon who reportedly made the ruling, stated that Alkali should detained in prison custody for three months over an order it made on 21 October, 2011.

He was quoted as saying: “If at the end of the three months, the contemnor remains recalcitrant and still refuses to purge his contempt, he shall be committed for another period and until he purges his contempt.”

Findings show that Patrick Okoli, a Police Officer who was unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the Nigerian Police Force had filed a suit against the IGP.

And following the suit, the Police Service Commission (PSC) had recommended that Okoli be reinstated into the Force, but the IGP has failed to do same even though this recommendation was affirmed by the court.

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