The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday asked the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi, to give a reason why it should not make an order sending him to prison.
Court documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday stated that this was a result of the SSS disobeying its orders to release the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.
The SSS later on Tuesday released Mr Sowore on the order of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
One of the court documents was tiltled: “Notice to show cause why the order of your committal to prison should not be made.
“Pursuant to Order 35 Rules 1(1) 2 and 3 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, Order IX, Rule (13) of the judgement and (enforcement)…