The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has commended the Federal High Court in Abuja, for setting aside contempt proceedings and a committal order against him.

This was as he reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force under his watch to uphold and respect the rule of law and ensure the continuous protection of the fundamental rights of all persons.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice Bolaji Olajuwon, on Wednesday, set aside the contempt proceedings and committal order against the office of the IGP.

The court similarly discharged and acquitted the IGP of the conviction and three months sentence.

This followed a motion filed before the Federal High Court on December 1, highlighting the basis why the order should be vacated, particularly as the NPF argued that it had complied with the original court ruling for the reinstatement of one Patrick Okoli, the plaintiff in the matter.

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