Sowore: Sultan of Sokoto speaks on consequences of disobeying court orders

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar II, has spoken about disobedience to court orders, saying it always amounts to lawlessness.

The operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) recently invaded the Federal High Court, Abuja, and rearrested Omoyele Sowore.

The Herald gathered that Abubakar on Thursday, December 12, however, explained that being law-abiding is the interest of national development.

The Sultan disclosed this at the 2019 4th Quarter Meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) with the theme: “Religion and Civil Authorities in Dialogue for Nation Building.”

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The Sultan who did not cite examples of individuals who disobeyed court orders said irrespective of how influential anyone might be, being law-abiding is the key to development.

According to him, “We must regularly obey and respect the laws of our land. We should never disregard the laws to avoid the consequences. If a court makes a judicial pronouncement on a particular matter, it should be obeyed to the later.

“If you have any problem or disagree with the pronouncement, the next step is to appeal the pronouncement instead of disregarding or violating court judgments.”

“If you are served a court order and you deliberately refused to obey it because you are a Governor, President or any influential person, then you are setting a dangerous precedent. There’s no society that will prosper through lawlessness. Citizens must be law-abiding so that we can achieve the desired development.”

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