Why Innoson Chairman Didn’t Appear in Court, By Aide

- Kasie Abone

Media Manager of Innoson Group, Mr. Cornel Osigwe, has said his principal and Chairman of Innoson Group, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, has not appeared in court following a suit filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because the case amounts to abuse of court process. Osigwe alleged that the case instituted by EFCC at the Lagos State High Court was already before two federal high courts.

Osigwe said Chukwuma was innocent of the charges, stressing that he is a lawabiding citizen who will not be avoiding court appearance de- liberately. He traced the origin of the case to a failed business transactio­n that involved Innoson, saying, “EFCC felt slighted and angered by Innoson’s refusal to accept its reconcilia­tion contained in its letter of 20th September 2012. In December 2013, EFCC filed Charge No. ID/197C/2013 against Innoson and two others at the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja. until determinat­ion of the Apand signed in a register. But Later, in 2014, the charge was peal Nos: CA/L/1328CM/17, an affidavit deposed to by an struck out. However, Innoson, CA/L/1329CM/17 & Internal Control Officer, Mr. through his counsel, appealed CA/L/1330CM/17.” Akpobome Usiakpo, claimed against the order and as well Innoson was accused by that a fire had burnt the regisfiled a motion onter.noticeatth­eEFCCoffor­gingashipp­ing Court of Appeal, Lagos Dividocume­nt, which he used to Chukwuma failed to appear sion, praying, among others, obtain a loan. But the company in court for the fifth consecutha­t EFCC be restrained from insisted that there was no forgtive time on May 25, when the filing a further charge in reery as all documents relating to matter came up at the Ikeja spect of the same subject matter its transactio­ns were received high court.

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