The Truth and Justice Coalition faulted the court’s order against the army’s chief of staff, Lieutenant General Yahya Farouk, and the heads of other security services in the country.
The group warned the judiciary against turning Nigeria into a laughing stock in front of the international community by issuing some judicial rulings against security leaders.
The group’s national president, attorney Timothy Charles, claimed the court rulings against the security chiefs were a mockery of the judicial system.
Charles expressed his reservations about such statements at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, warning that they could lead to chaos in the country and distract the security services from their tasks.
He said, “The situation in which the various courts in the country issue orders to detain the heads of the security agencies in prisons is in fact a mockery of our judicial system.
“The judicial arm of the government must come to terms with the reality on the ground to understand that such measures can heat up the political system and make the country a laughing stock to the international community.”
Recently, the courts ordered the imprisonment of the Inspector General of Police, Baba Ahmed, and the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdul Rashid Bawa.
A Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State also ordered the arrest of COAS.
However, Charles said the court’s order against COAS was troubling and embarrassing.
Our considered opinion is that it is an invitation to chaos. He said the judicial arm of government should be careful in issuing orders that amount to a systemic embarrassment of the Office of the Army Chief of Staff.
The judiciary is turning Nigeria into a laughing stock – CTJ on COAS imprisonment, IGP and others