Director General of the National Council for Arts And Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe claims he is being victimised after being sentenced to prison by the Federal High court for contempt on Thursday.
Olusegun Runsewe who addressed journalists in Abuja on Friday said he is being victimised for shutting down Arts and Crafts village. He insisted that his current travails are linked to his refusal to relinquish the Arts and Crafts village located in the Central Business District, Abuja to ‘interested persons.’
The NCAC boss added that the property was shut down because it was being used as a drug den and hideout for criminals and that the Nigerian Police has since ordered that it should be reopened.
He refused to respond to further questions on the court order committing him to prison for contempt of court.
The Arts and Crafts village valued at N9.8 billion.
On Thursday, January 9, 2019, Justice Jude Okeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sentenced Runsewe to prison for contempt of court order made on December 15, 2017.