Released Apostle Suleiman Not Intimidated As Court Warns DSS On Holding Zakzaky

The Oasis Reporters

January 31, 2017

Apostle Johnson Suleiman , General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries was interrogated and released by the Department of State Security (DSS) in Abuja in three hours .

Apostle Johnson Suleiman of Omega Fire Ministries.

He arrived the facility at about 7.15pm, Monday night and left at about 10.20pm.
The preacher was invited by the agency after he told his congregation during at least two sermons to kill any armed Fulani herdsmen seen in the church premises.

Ever since, the clergyman has remained unrepentant in demanding that the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufa’i be compelled to produce the murderous herdsmen he has been paying blood money to.

Meanwhile the heightened face off with the security outfit has brought to fore a call by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja warning the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and Zennah Ibraheem, his wife, or be in contempt of court.

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

The court had on December 2, 2016, ordered the DSS to release Zakzaky and members of his family which the agency was yet to obey.

However, in a notice by the court registrar to the DSS, in which Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) were copied, the Court declared that failure to obey the order within forty days would lead to contempt of court charges.

“Take notice that unless you obey the direction contained in the order of federal high court of justice delivered on the 2nd December, 2016, which ordered you to release the applicants in suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/281/2016 and its sister suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/282/2016 within forty days, inter alia you will be guilty of contempt of court and be liable to be committed to prison,” the notice, entitled ‘Notice of Consequences of Disobedience to Order of Court’, read.

“A copy of the said order of earlier served on you is hereby annexed for your on-the-spot reference.

“This court has been informed that even as at Friday, the 20th January 2017, you are yet to comply with the lawful order of this honourable court by refusing to release the following persons namely; Sheikh El-Zakzaky and Mallama Zennah Ibraheem in your custody.

“You are hereby directed to comply with the court order forthwith or you will be guilty of contempt of court.”

Zakzaky has been in DSS custody since December 2015 when his followers clashed with members of the Nigerian army in Zaria, Kaduna state.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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