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A cueing fingers are being pointed over an alleged move to transfer a case involving the Fangirl Group from the Lokoja Division if the Federal High Court to the Abuja Division.
The ontroversy has continued to trail the N2.6 billion judgement against the Dangote Group by Federal High Court, Lokoja, Kogi State.
The court reportedly granted the judgement in suit No. FHC/LKJ/CS/17/2014, by Quest Twi Entreprise and another against Dangote Group PLC and 24 others.
The controversy is not unconnected with the purported sudden transfer of the case to the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and an alleged move to shift forward the hearing, has resulted in finger pointing by some of the parties.
According to one of the parties to the case: “At the early hours of 29/12/2017, about 11.23am, it was found on the security gate to the compound occupied by Ugochukwu Nnoli and Co., Memphis Chambers, Km 1, off Lokoja-Okene, Road, Felele junction, Felele, Kogi State, a hearing notice dated 28/12/2017017 and a certified true copy of an order of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, dated 28/12/2017.
“On careful perusal of the hearing notice and the order of court, under the hand and seal of his Lordship, Hon. Justice B. O Quadri, it was ordered that, “hearing notice”. What was posted on the entrance gate to the law office are the hearing notice and the order of court, and nothing more.
“There’s no further and better affidavit of the applicants. There’s no reply on point of law. There’s no single process from us.
“The respondents/judgment creditors and their counsel are at the sea as to how the matter suddenly surfaces before Hon. Justice B. O Quadri, of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
“This matter is before the Lokoja Division of the Federal High Court, and it was fixed for the 9/01/2018 and 23/01/2018, for hearing of motion and affidavit to show cause.
“The respondents/judgments creditors and their counsel are not in receipt of any complaints to warrant transferring the case to Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
“Equally, there’s no affidavit of urgency served on the parties to warrant urgent attention in this matter on the side of the applicants.
“The respondents/judgments creditors are the parties that is at the receiving end of the activities of the applicants. Yet, they have the patience to await the 9/01/2018 and 23/01/2018 at the Lokoja Division of the Federal High Court”.
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