‘N69.4bn debt’: Court vacates order against Jimoh Ibrahim’s seized assets



The Federal High Court, Abuja, Monday, set aside the interim order through which the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) seized property belonging to a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim.

Ibrahim’s property was seized by AMCON for an alleged N69.4 billion debt.

But in a ruling on Monday, Justice Okon Abang, also vacated all consequential orders earlier made by the court on January 4 but differently constituted by Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos.

Also, a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, had on, February 17, declined to vacate an interim order through which AMCON seized property belonging to Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, NICON Investment Ltd and Global Fleet Oil and Gas Ltd, had prayed the court to set aside the order for “non-disclosure and misrepresentation of material facts.”

They further prayed the court to order AMCON to pay N50 billion indemnity for alleged failure to conduct due diligence before obtaining the said order and for misrepresentation and concealment of fact.

Aikawa had in about two-hour ruling, upheld the argument of AMCON’s counsel, Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, which insisted that AMCON made “full and substantial disclosure of all material facts” at the time of obtaining the orders on Nov. 4, 2020

Ibrahim, along with his NICON Investment Ltd and Global Fleet Oil & Gas Ltd, had urged Abang to set aside the order for “non-disclosure and misrepresentation of material facts.”

They further prayed the court to order AMCON to pay N50 billion indemnity for alleged failure to conduct due diligence before obtaining the said order and for misrepresentation and concealment of fact.

AMCON on November 18, announced that it had taken over 12 assets belonging to the businessman and his firms.

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