The Issuance of Bench Warrant Against Me Is an Abuse of Process Taken Too Far – Innoson

Must Read

Jumia in trouble over Fraud in Affiliate Scheme, JForce

E-commerce company, Jumia is currently enmeshed in a case of internal fraud involving its affiliate marketing programme, otherwise known...

UBA Board Proposes Interim Dividend, Okays H1 2019 Results

The Board of United Bank for Africa Plc, at its meeting of Thursday, August 22, 2019, considered and approved...

Innoson motors price list: cheap cars in Nigeria

Millions of Nigerians cannot allow buying a new car because it is too expensive. However, the biggest Nigerian car...
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Filed Notice of Appeal and Motion for Stay of Execution Against The Order.

The issuance of bench warrant against me by the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, today, June 24th 2019 is an abuse of process taken too far by the Court and made without jurisdiction. The order itself is a nullity and does not have grounds on the law.

Firstly, there is no prima facie case against me. The charge was based on suspected or trumped-up action of Innoson Nigeria Ltd and Innoson Nigeria Ltd was a party originally to the charge but was discharged by the Court of Appeal.

Secondly, there was no notice of trial served on me pursuant to the Administration of Criminal Justice Act. The act provides that before the court should issue a bench warrant, there must be proof of service of the charge and the notice of trial on the person involved. But there is no notice of trial served on me and the question of whether I, Innocent Chukwuma has been served with the charge is still pending at the Supreme Court. More importantly, the charge is also an abuse because of an earlier similar suit in relation to the charge pending at different Federal High Courts.

Read:  Students shut down South Africa’s Shoprite in Ogun State over Xenophobia

Thirdly, The said CHARGE NO: FHC/L/565/2015 which is a trumped-up was filed by the Police in 2015 and was equally withdrawn by the same police through its notice of withdrawal dated 17th February 2016 duly filed at the Federal High Court Registry Lagos.

GTB characteristically got the then Director of Public Prosecution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (names withheld) to claim to have taken over the Charge/case using the name of the Attorney General of the Federation. This is after the Police have withdrawn the case.

Read:  GTBank Set for 2017 Food and Drink Fair

Interestingly, that DPP involvement in this matter and his complicities therein led to his removal as the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The argument on whether the Office of the Attorney General is empowered to take over a case that the Police have originally withdrawn is still going on at the Supreme Court.

Read:  8 REASONS WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE INNOSON CARS

The public should be aware that this latest order is being orchestrated by Guaranty Trust Bank in order to force me to negotiate with the bank from a weaker position.

It will be recalled that in a decision of 27th February 2019 in Appeal No: SC.694/2014 between Guaranty Trust Bank PLC v Innoson Nig Ltd, the Supreme Court dismissed GTB’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment which ordered GTB to pay the judgment debt which with accrued interest is as at today over N9Billion.

I, therefore, advise the bank for the benefit of its shareholders to quickly comply with the Supreme Court judgment and pay the over N9billion judgment debt. Failure to do so within the short period of grace that Innoson Nigeria Ltd granted to the bank will lead to the final execution of the Writ of Fifa against Guaranty Trust Bank.

Meanwhile, I have appealed against the Order of Bench Warrant to the Court of Appeal and have as well filled a Motion for Stay of Execution of the Order.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

Facebook Celebrates ‘Icons Of Change’ From Across Sub-Saharan Africa With A Youth Gathering In Accra, Ghana

Facebook is bringing together 40 young leaders, developers, entrepreneurs and change-makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa, to a two-day event...

Quickteller Chooose Winners To Make An Appearance At Interswitch One Africa Music Fest in London

Quickteller, a leading digital consumer payments platform in Nigeria, is set to take another set of winners on an all-expense-paid trip to the London...

President Buhari Endorse Licensing Of Online TV & Radio Stations

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed wide-ranging improvements in Nigeria’s broadcasting industry, including the commissioning of online radio and television stations.Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of...

MAGODO RESIDENTS APPLAUDS IKEJA ELECTRIC OVER IMPROVED POWER

Residents of Magodo Estate have acclaimed Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) for rendering constant electricity to customers within the Estate following the signing of the...

More Articles Like This