Contempt:Court Jails NCAC DG, Olusegun Runsewe

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, jailed the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, for contempt of court.

Justice Jude Okeke in a ruling ordered the Inspector-General of Police to arrest him and hand him over to the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kuje, Abuja.

The judge ordered him to remain in prison “until he purges himself of contempt”.

Runsewe was committed to prison on Thursday following his disobedience of an order made by the court on December 15, 2017.

The order was in respect of a suit filed by Ummakalif Ltd for the sealing of the Arts and Crafts village in Abuja.

The suit was instituted against the Director-General of NCAC, the FCT Minister, the Federal Capital Development Authority, and the Minister for Culture and Tourism.

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