Innoson Motors chairman, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, has taken action in respect of the court order declaring him wanted.
He has filed a motion for stay of execution of the order which was made by Justice Mojisola Dada of Ikeja High Court.
The court had ordered him declared wanted for failing to appear before the court on May 24 2018.
But in the motion which he filed through his counsel, Professor J. N. Mbadugha, Chukwuma begged for an order staying the execution of his wanted order pending the determination of his appeal against the order.
This was contained in a statement Head, Corporate Communications, Innoson Group, Cornel Osigwe signed and released on Friday.
Osigwe emphasised in the statement that “Chief Chukwuma has expressly stated that he is not afraid of arraignment but must be arraigned through due process of the law.
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“It must be noted that Chief Chukwuma failed to appear before the court because he had challenged the jurisdiction of the Lagos State High Court to hear the forgery charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Court of Appeal Lagos Division on ground of, inter alia, the charge is an abuse of process.
“A similar charge on the same subject matter, transactions and issues is ongoing at the Federal High Court Lagos Division between the same parties, in charge No: FHC/l/565c/2015. The last hearing of the charge at the Federal High Court was this month, May 22nd 2018”.
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