Local Car News #Update
Following the issues of fraud and alleged forgery pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in his face off with the Guaranty Trust Bank (G.T.B ). The Ikeja High court on has released a warrant of arrest against the C.E.O of Innoson motors, Innocent Chukwuma.
The decision was however fueled by his failure to appear in the court to protest his innocence. However, the judge, Justice Mojisola Dada has ordered that Chukwuma be arrested and kept in custody before the adjournment date: March 14, 2018
In view of this, the Chairman of Innoson Motors has reacted to the court order released against him. The Head of Corporate Communications of the Innoson Group, Cornel Osigwe reiterated the words of the Chairman to the press saying:
“the order for his arrest was done in bad faith because the judge did not grant the counsel to Innoson, Prof J.N Mbadugha Esg a fair hearing. It must be stated that based on the submission of Mr. Mbadugha, counsel to Innoson, the judge erred in law by making an order to issue a bench warrant against Innoson. The court is bound by law to listen and decide the applications submitted rather than making an order to arraign Innoson in a charge that is an abuse of process”
While addressing the court, Mr. Ozioko A.B, the EFCC lead counsel affirmed that the automobile boss had been evading justice. He said:
“The first and second defendants (Innoson and his company) took the EFCC before the Senate for public hearing and the first defendant who represented his company was physically there. The defendants have respect for the National Assembly and no respect for this court.”