Why Innoson chief withdrew ex parte application filed against EFCC
The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Innoson Group, Innocent Chukwuma, earlier withdrew an ex-parte motion to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to respect his fundamental rights.
The Innoson boss has now revealed that he withdrew the suit when he learnt that GTBank had allegedly compromised the process.
Information gathered revealed that the Innoson boss said an ex-parte application he filed before a Lagos court was summarily taken over by GTBank before it was determined.
According to a statement signed by Cornel Osigwe, corporate communications lead at Innoson: “GTBank became aware of the pendency of the suit, got all the copies of the processed filed in the suit, then filed a counter affidavit and on December 21 and got it assigned to a complaint judge.”
Osigwe said even though GTBank was not joined in the suit, the bank allegedly sent its legal representatives to interfere on the court process filed by Chukwuma’s lawyers.
He stated that the attention of the acting chief judge of the Federal High Court had been drawn to the matter for a thorough investigation.
Recall that the EFCC on Thursday, November 30, slammed fraud charges on the Innoson boss.
The allegations border on attempted fraud, stealing, and forgery of shipping and financial documents.
The EFCC claimed it arrested Chukwuma following his failure to honour its (EFCC) invitation.
Chukwuma, however, denied receiving any invitation for questioning and challenged the EFCC to produce evidence of any invitation sent to him before the public.
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