Contempt of Court: Issa-Onilu, Imuse, Azebamwan risk arrest, imprisonment
The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu; Col. David Imuse (Rtd) and Mr. Chris Azebamwen risk arrest and imprisonment for contempt of court over the violation of court orders.
The three were dragged to court by Anselm Ojezua Esq.; Deputy Chairman, APC Edo State, Kenneth Asekhomhe and State Organising Secretary, APC, Edo State, for disobeying the interim injunction directing that parties maintain status quo as 10/11/2019, with regards to the chairmanship of the APC, Edo State Chapter, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice praying for interlocutory injunction.
In furtherance of this, in a form 49, the trio were served with papers to “take notice that the claimants/applicants will on the 18th of June, 2020 at the hour of 9 o’clock in the forenoon apply to this court for an order for your committal to prison for having disobeyed the order of the High Court of Justice, Benin City, Edo State presided over by Hon. Justice V. O. A. Oviawe.”
Recall that Issa-Onilu, Imuse and Azebamwen, breached the court order by parading Imuse as the State Chairman of the APC against the orders of the court.