Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna
The Kaduna State High Court 2 has issued a warrant for arrest against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau for contempt of court.
The arrest warrant was issued on Friday following a suit no. KAH/KAD/286/2015 between Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and Today’s Publishing Company Limited.
The suit had been pending before the court.
A warrant form obtained by Saturday Punch directed the police to arrest the CCB boss and produce him before the court reconvenes on February 13, 2019.
Today Publishing Company, publisher of The Union Newspapers, had filed an application requesting the court to subpoena the CCB chair to produce the governor’s asset declaration in the court.
The presiding judge, Justice Mario Mohammed, granted the approval based on the application filed by counsel for The Union Newspapers, J.N. Egwuonwu (SAN), during the continuation of defence at the previous sitting.
Egwuonwu, represented by Hiifan Abuul, had written an application to the court to subpoena the CCB to tender the asset declaration of the governor before the court.