Who Is A National Disgrace, Court Sentences DG Otunbo Runsewe To Prison

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A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama on Thursday, January 9, have convicted and sentenced the Director General of arts and culture Otunba Olusegun Runsewe to jail  for contempt of court.

Justice Jude Okeke, who gave the order, said Mr Runsewe should be kept in the facility of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kuje “until he purges himself of contempt.”

The judge while handing out his sentence on the disgraced director general described him as highly contemptuous and ordered that the Inspector General of Police effect his immediate arrest and hand him over to the NCS pending when he retraces his steps.

He stated that the punishment meted to him by the court  would serve as a deterrent to others who engage in abuse of office and disobey court orders with impunity.

The Judge made the order while ruling on a motion drawn from a suit filed by Ummakalif Limited against Minister of the FCT, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), DG of NCAC, and the Minister for Culture and Tourism, as the first, second, third and fourth defendants respectively.

In the motion, the claimant sought an order of the court committing  Otunba Runsewe to prison for contempt of court order made on December 15, 2017.

 

Otunba Runsewe several months back was on trans-woman Bobrisky’s case like insecticides to mosquitoes, stating that Bobrisky was a national disgrace, he  claimed to be behind police invasion and cardon  of  Bobrisky’s birthday party last year.