Police today failed to release Tim Elombah despite court order granting him bail.
The bail conditions were satisfied in full since yesterday.
Justice Ajoke of FCT High Court Wuse 2 signed a production warrant.
A court official accompanied by lawyers personally went to STS Office at SARS where Tim is being held to deliver the warrant and have Tim released to his care.
The IGP and the commamdant, ACP Kolo Yusuf are now liable for contempt!
Recall that an
Abuja High Court on Tuesday ordered immediate release of Tim Elombah an Editor of Elombah. Com who was arrested with his brothers .
Justice Ajoke had in her ruling directed Nigerian Police to release Tim Elombah within 24 hours with a condition of one reasonable surety with N500,000 in like sum.
The court took the decision following a suit on a fundamental Right Application and N1 billion damages against Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Police.
It could be recalled that about the 1st day of January, 2018, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, caused the men and officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to invade the family compound of our clients in Edoji, Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State.
Six persons (including our clients) were arrested, handcuffed like common criminals and driven to the SARS office in Nnewi. They were subsequently taken to the SARS headquarters in Awkuzu, near Awka. Up till this point, Police has not informed Daniel Elombah the reason(s) for the arrests.
However, the Police got a Remand Order to detain Tim for seven days which expired two weeks ago and the Police are still holding Tim illegally.