Ajetunmobi’s N12bn Mess: Court Reiterates Order For Report of Compliance

A Lagos State High Court sitting at Osborne has reiterates its order to all banks to furnish it with the account details of Imagine Global Holding Company Limited and its CEO, Bamise Ajetunmobi.

Justice Abdullahi Oyekan ruled that the order covered details of their fixed deposit accounts, treasury bills, crypto-currencies or any other form of investment held in any bank.

The order was sequel to the failure of Wema Bank to fully comply with a similar order made on November 9, 2021.

The judge had directed all banks to file an affidavit showing the comprehensive statements of account of the defendants.

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Imagine Global Holding Company Limited, Imagine Global Solutions Limited Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi have been associated with a failed N11,795,090,000 investment, by the claimants/applicants who are aggrieved Nigerian investors.

According to the plaintiffs’ motion, the N11.795b is the outstanding investments and return on investments accruing to them from the defendants.

The investors, through their counsel, Adetunji Adedoyin-Adeniyi are seeking to recover the said sum.

During the proceedings, Mr  Adedoyin-Adeniyi informed the court that Wema Bank Plc had yet to fully comply with the order.

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“Wema Bank, as well as others, must act professionally by disclosing all investments that the 1st and 4th Defendants (Imagine Global Holding Company Limited and Bamise Ajetunmobi) have with them;

“For the purpose of clarity, the investment includes fixed deposits, treasury bills, cryptocurrency, etc.

“It is a mandatory order that must be complied with on or before the next adjourned date.”

Mr. O.O Olajide who appeared for Wema Bank listed some accounts which the defendant maintains with the bank.

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He said “0122894347 has negative of N150m because a loan was granted to the defendant in August 2021.

“0123139968 had N8,651.97k, 0620249522, 0241738137, 0620249443 has $50; it’s a dollar account.”

The judge ruled: “Wema Bank is hereby made to completely furnish the bank statement of first defendant including Fixed Deposit, Treasury bills, Cryptocurrency and all the monies stored in the bank and zeal up the return to this court so that the order of court does not go without been obeyed ”

Subsequently the matter was adjourned till February 24, for report of compliance.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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