The reports making rounds that Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered for the arrest of the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has been described as false and malicious attempt to tarnish his image.
Security sources denied as total fabrication, the reports Bichi was committed to jail for contempt over alleged disobedience to the court over the continued detention of the Conveners of #RevolutionNow Messrs Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare.
“This is not true,” said another source from the Court.
Concerned intelligence officers who are privy to these developments also dismissed it as “fake news clearly designed to misinform the public. Though the writers created the impression that the court sat yesterday, 25th November, 2019, the fact remains that it never did”.
Also, a senior counsel in the court disclosed that the judge did not make “the misleading pronouncement reportedly carried by sections of the media”, adding that “Sowore’s legal team filled, on 12th November, 2019, Form 48, otherwise a complaint form in the Court, does not suggest a committal of the DG to jail.
“It should be noted that a petition for committal for contempt is not necessarily an order for contempt. It also does not amount to guilt for contempt. This is a major reason the media hype, in its entirety, should be disregarded”.
The security source condemned the situation some outfits bought this deception and gave it undue publication without detailed investigation. The source further advised that the publication should only be taken as a sensational writing and propaganda meant to put the DG in bad light, harass and pre-empt the court.
It called on the media to remain neutral in the discharge of its responsibility of properly and truthfully informing the public and argued that the DG can press charges against the peddlers of the falsehood.