Court freezes Accounts of NDDC Boss, Nsima Ekere in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State.
The case which was brought before a Federal High court in Uyo was presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, whom gave the order to freeze all the bank accounts own by the NDDC Boss, Mr. Nsima Ekere.
The case was brought before the high court by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) accusing the NDDC Boss of failing to redeem a debt of N27million he owed the defunct Oceanic Bank which is now Ecobank.
Mr. Nsima Ekere was further accused of frustrating all the effort by the bank to recover the debt as he failed to cooperate with the financial institution regarding the agreement he had with them on how to pay back the debt.
According justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who ruled over the case with a case number: FHC/UY/CS/36/2017:
“an order of the Court granting interim possession of Plot 1. 52 Lagos Street (Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State belonging to the Defendant to the Plaintiff/Applicant; an Order of the Honourable Court directing the State Commissioner of Police to provide Mobile Police Security where the property is situate to assist in the enforcement of the order of the Honourable Court”.
The ruling further stated “that an order is granted freezing all monies and/ or whatsoever assets due to the Defendant from all bank accounts maintained by the Defendant with all commercial banks in Nigeria to wit: ACCESS BANK NIGERIA PLC, CITI BANK PLC, DIAMOND BANK PLC, ECO BANK PLC, FIDELITY BANK PLC, FIRST CITY MONUMENTAL BANK, FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA, GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC, HERITAGE BANK PLC, JAIZ BANK, KEYSTONE BANK PLC, SKYE BANK PLC, STANBIC IBTC BANK PLC, STERLING BANK PLC, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK PLC, UNION BANK PLC, UNITY BANK OF NIGERIA, UNITED BANK OF NIGERIA, WEMA BANK PLC, ZENITH BANK PLC, situate up to the Plaintiff/Applicant’s claim of the sum of N27,022,720.93 (Twenty Seven Million, Twenty-Two thousand, Seven hundred and Twenty Naira, Ninety Three Kobo) only being a debt owed by the Defendant as at 20th February 2017 in respect to the credit facility granted to the Defendant/Respondent by the defunct Oceanic Bank International Plc. (now Eco Bank Plc.).
“The Defendant his agents, privies or any other person natural or artificial however so called under the control of the defendant is restrained from transferring or otherwise dealing with any monies standing to the credit of the Defendant with any of the aforementioned banks wherever situate up to the amount of the Plaintiff/Applicant’s claim of the sum of N27,022,720,93 (Twenty Seven Million, Twenty two thousand, Seven hundred and Twenty Naira, Ninety three Kobo) only being debt owed by the Defendant as at 20th February, 2017 in respect of the credit facility granted the Defendant by the defunct Oceanic Bank International Plc. (now Eco Bank Plc)”.
In response to the above court order, an assistant to the NDDC boss claims the story is false and was fabricated by State Government to tarnish t image of his Boss, Mr.Nsima Ekere.
Source : Vanguard