Contempt: Court sends NCAC boss, Runsewe, to prison


Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT High Court on Thursday sentenced Director-General of the National Council of Art and Crafts, Chief Olusegun Runsewe, to prison for contempt of court.

Okeke delivered ruling in a motion seeking to commit Runsewe to prison.

The motion was drawn from a suit filed by Ummakalif Ltd against the Minister, Federal Capital Territory, Federal Capital Development Authority, the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, and the Minister for Culture and Tourism, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants respectively.

The motion dated June 21, 2019, was brought pursuant to Order 47 rule 10 sub-rules 1, 2 and 3 of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Civil Procedure Rules 2018.

Runsewe was sent to prison for contempt of the order of court made on December 15, 2017.


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