Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana has asked the Federal Government to
start complying with Nigerian Court injunctions the same way it heeds
the ruling of foreign courts.
Mr. Falana a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), accused the Federal
Government of disobeying valid court orders in Nigeria while it complies
with orders from Britain.
A British commercial court had ordered a deposit of $200m dollars while
granting a stay of execution for a $9.6 billion dollar judgement awarded
against Nigeria in favour of Process & Industrial Development (P&ID)
In line with the ruling, the country’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami
confirmed on Thursday that a $200 million bond deposit was made
following the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a letter to the AGF on Sunday, Mr. Falana said the Federal Government
did not give any pre-condition before obeying the court of its “former
colonial master” as it does at home.
He, therefore, asked the federal government to comply with court orders
and release Mr Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #revolution-now movement.
According to him, if the AGF fails to accede to his request, he will be
left with no option than to pursue the contempt proceedings which have
been initiated against the director-general of the DSS, Mr. Yusuf Bichi,
as well as report the AGF and the prosecutor to the Nigeria Bar
Association and the legal practitioners privileges committee for
encouraging the State Security Service to treat orders of Nigerian
courts with disdain while obeying the orders of British courts.