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22.12.17

Innoson Withdraws Ex Parte Application Against EFCC and GTB

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Innoson Withdraws Ex Parte Application Against EFCC and GTB
Dr. Innocent Chukwuma
 
The founder and Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Innoson Nigeria Limited, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, has withdrawn a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and five other respondents.
 
The businessman had in the Ex-parte application filed before the court, dragged the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Nigeria Police Force, and Guarranty Trust Bank (GTB) before the court over his detention and arrest.
 
The suit was mentioned on Thursday but adjourned till Friday, as there was controversy over the coming into the matter by any of the respondents.
 
In the ex parte application, Innoson alleged that his recent arrest and detention by the EFCC was at the instance of GTB.
 
When the matter was called before Justice Hadiza Shagari on Friday, counsel for GTB, Adebowale Kamoru, showed up in court, saying his client knew about Innoson’s move to get injunction against them.
 
Kamoru, in an application he brought before Justice Shagari on Friday, prayed the court to decline entertaining Innoson’s ex parte application, on the claim that Innoson and his company had suppressed material facts.
 
Citing several judicial authorities, he prayed the court to grant leave for his client to be heard in the case.
 
In response, Innoson’s lawyer, Prof. MacCarty Mbaduagha, said he had been instructed by his client to withdraw the ex parte application.
 
Kamoru did not oppose him.
 
Consequently, Justice Shagari granted Mbaduagha’s prayer.
 
“In view of the application of the applicants’ counsel, the application is hereby granted,” the judge held.

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