Forgery: Court orders arrest of Chukwuma, Innoson boss

By AdvocateNews on 26/06/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,827


The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday issued a bench warrant for Innoson Nigeria Ltd Chairman Innocent Chukwuma and two others.

Justice Ayokunle Faji made the order following an application by prosecuting counsel Julius Ajakaiye.

The lawyer prayed the court to order Chukwuman’s arrest for failing to appear in court to take his plea in a criminal charge.

According to him, the charge was served on the defendants by substituted service on February 8, 2016 following the take-over of the case by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

Ajakaiye said that since then, the third and fourth defendants had been coming to court, while the first, second and fifth defendants refused to show up.

He urged the court to compel the absentee suspects to appear by ordering their arrest.

Ruling, Justice Faji said it was clear that the first, second and fifth defendants had not appeared in the criminal charge, adding that the application had merit.

“I hereby order as follows: Warrant of arrest is hereby issued against (1) Innocent Chukwuma, (2) Charles Chukwuma and (3) Sunny Anajekwe,” he ruled.

The Police charged them with an alleged N2.4billion shipping fraud. The case, numbered FHC/L/565c/16, was taken over by the AGF on March 18, 2016.

The prosecution accused the defendants of conspiring to unlawfully falsify shipping clearance documents.

They were accused of “uttering” (presenting) the allegedly falsified shipping documents as collateral to Guaranty Trust Bank Plc to allegedly obtain a loan of N2.4billion.

The Federal Government claimed that the defendants committed the offence at Apapa wharf on October 10, 2013.

The alleged offence is contrary to sections 1(2) (c) and 3(6) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap M17, Laws of the Federation 2004, the AGF said.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also filed a charge against Chukwuma, Innoson Nigeria and Charles Chukwuma at the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja Division.

Justice Faji adjourned until Friday for the defendants’ production.

Posted 25/06/2019 02:08:10 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Bill to protect Rape Victims passes second reading...

Ebonyi Monarch, Councillor arrested over murder of missing...

Again, bandits unleash terror in Zamfara, kill 30...

Two killed, vehicles burnt in Anambra IPOB sit-at-home...

S-East summit on Restructuring: Heavy security presence around...

Court dismisses FIRS’ suit seeking to stop Rivers...

Sit-at-home: Suspected IPOB members set tricycle, passenger bus...

Take out bandits, kidnappers, Buhari orders service chiefs...

Pirates attack police escorts, kidnap two in Rivers...

Herdsmen launch fresh attack in Benue, kill 7,...

BREAKING: COVID-19: Edo Speaker tests positive for coronavirus...

NB PLC plans mega business expansion in Enugu...

 

Latest News Buhari unveils e-Naira IPOB sit-at-home: Anambra adopts Saturday as school day Gunmen kill 18 in Niger mosque, injure many Anambra: INEC denies fake reports about mass resignation of Ad Hoc staff Insecurity: Royal Navy Warship arrives in Lagos IPOB threatens a week sit-at-home from November 4 if Kanu is not released Police forced me to borrow N35,000 from online platform to pay bribe – Singer Herdsmen kidnap Enugu fashion designer, demand N2m ramsom Man puts himself up for sale for N20m in Kano Oronsaye report: FG budgets N900bn for agencies recommended for scrapping Gunmen attack police station in Ebonyi; 3 policemen feared dead Low passenger turnout as Abuja-Kaduna train service resumes operations

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (192,383 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (192,383 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (192,382 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (192,382 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (192,381 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (192,381 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (192,380 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (192,275 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (187,791 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (187,136 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (149,273 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (147,585 views)

 

 

SECTIONS NEWS (7,006) FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (18) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (53) BUSINESS (367) HEALTH (58) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (51) INTERNATIONAL (178) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (39)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.