Plateau state Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka, has been instructed by an area court sitting in Bukuru Jos South Local Government Area of the state, to unseal all the 17 local government secretariats in the state.
The police chief sealed the secretariats following the removal of the elected chairmen who are members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) by Governor Caleb Mutfuwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Onyeka said at the time that the decision was taken to prevent a breakdown of law and order by party supporters.
Justice H. H. Dolnaan who ruled on an ex parte application moved by D. P. Dusu in lawsuit No: ACB/CV/106/2023 instituted by the Attorney-General of Plateau State against the CP, granted an interim order mandating the CP to direct his men to immediately vacate the secretariat of all the 17 local government councils to allow workers to resume duties.
The court fixed August 7 for mention and hearing of the motion on notice.