The Zamfara High Court in Gusau has remanded the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ibrahim Magayaki, for contempt of court.
The presiding judge, Bello Shinkafi, ordered that the commissioner be remanded in the correctional centre in Gusau.
He said the court relied on section 6 of the Penal Code Law following the commissioner’s disobedience of a court order.
Mr Shinkafi said the commissioner disrespected the court order in a suit between the Zamfara government and Dumbulum investment.
According to him, Dumbulum Investment secured court approval to attach some of the state government movable properties, including tractors.
The judge said the Agriculture commissioner defied the court order and sold some of the tractor parts already attached by the court.
Meanwhile, Misbahu Salauddeen, counsel to the creditors and applicants, told journalists shortly after the court sitting that the remand order was based on an application by his clients.
Meanwhile, the judgement debtors led by M. S Sulaiman said the attorney-general of the state did not authorise him to grant press interviews.
The court adjourned the case until December 16, 2022, to continue the hearing in the suit.