After falsely claiming a victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chairman ofÂ InnosonÂ Motors, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma has deleted his declaration on social media that the apex court has ordered GTBank to pay him N14bn within 14 days.Â
The retraction, judicial analysts believe, was advised byÂ InnosonâsÂ lawyers who fearÂ that contempt ofÂ courtÂ charges on defaming the Supreme Court may be brought against the embattled businessman.Â
InnosonÂ had earlier on Thursday caused a social media storm by claiming that Supreme Court had ruled in hisÂ favorÂ for GTBank to pay him N14bn.Â
However,Â records of the court proceedings showed no such ruling. Instead, what the Supreme Court had directed was for both parties,Â InnosonÂ and GTBank, to return to the Court of Appeal, Enugu Judicial Division, for a hearing onÂ GTBankâsÂ appeal scheduled for the 14th ofÂ JuneÂ 2018.Â
As facts on the ground became clear thatÂ InnosonâsÂ claim on social media wasÂ completely false, the embattled businessmanÂ moved to silently delete the Fake News Tweet from his companyâs Twitter.Â
However, Nigerians on social media did not miss this.âI wonder whyÂ InnosonÂ Vehicles deleted the tweet claiming Supreme Court ordered GTBANK to pay them N14bn?!Â ??â wrote one Twitter user.
âThe handler of that @innosonvehiclesÂ account needs to answer questions. What he’s done is punishable by law, and I’m sure the Supreme court won’t take it lightly,â another Twitter user said.