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Former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Ichalla Wada has alerted Nigerians to the plot to link him to the ownership of debtor companies so as to allow for the freezing of his personal accounts.
Wada who spoke through his Chief Communications Manager, Mr. Phrank Shaibu said there were efforts by some forces at criminalizing him using the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) as the linchpin.
The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) last week claimed it secured an interim order from a Federal High Court in Lagos empowering the corporation through its appointed receiver/ manager Chief Robert Ohuoba to take over the business, trading activities and all fixed and floating assets of Tampetro Nigeria Limited, a company the corporation believes is owned by former Governor Wada over unpaid debts.
But Wada who is listed as the 4th defendant in a suit filed by AMCON against Tampetro Nigeria Limited has denied any link to the company in an affidavit he swore to in the Lagos Judicial Division of the Federal High Court.
Wada said in the affidavit that he knew nothing about the formation/incorporation of Tampetro and never gave his consent to or signed any document relating to the company with AMCON or any other person.
According to him, the signature purportedly signed on form CAC2.3 (particulars of directors) does not represent his signature and said he was ready to rely on his specimen signature to prove his innocence during the trial.
The former governor insisted that he never had any dealing with Tampetro Nigeria Limited and International Logistics & Fulfillment Services Limited who are listed as 1st and 2nd respondents in the suit filed against them by AMCON.
He said the claim by AMCON that he was a part owner of the debtor companies was false and contended that he (Idris Ichalla Wada) belonged to the class of persons to be protected by the laws of the land.
The former governor believes that including him as a Director the two companies was the height of mischief and a deliberate attempt to assassinate his character. He expressed the fear that AMCON might indeed be playing out the script of persecuting and harassing perceived opposition elements in the country.
“By the rules of court and by the act that established AMCON part 5 section 49 and 50 ” if an order is sought and granted, the order ought to have been served within 14 days on the ‘debtor’ and if not served ,it becomes void” . So, assuming but not conceding that Wada is a Director on that company,how do you explain the fact that, the purported order which AMCON is said to be enforcing in June 2016, was granted since 16th April 2015 ?” Mischief is clear, he declared.
He said he is itching to have his day in court so he can have the opportunity to deconstruct all the conspiracy theories linking him to the ownership of the two companies.
Please find attached a copy of the affidavit sworn to by former Governor Idris Ichalla Wada.
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