Court Orders Banks To Freeze former Zenith Bank Officer, Ajetunmobi Account

Justice Oyekan Abdullai of a Lagos State High Court has directed banks to frozen the account of a former Zenith Bank Plc’s staff, Bamise Ajetunmobi, and his companies: Imagine Global Holding Company Limited and Imagine Global Solutions Limited.

In his ruling, Justice Abdullai
restrained Bamise’s wife, Elizabeth Ajetunmobi from accessing funds up to N11,795,090 billion, in their accounts pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice for Mareva Injunction.

The order was sequel to an ex-parte application in Suit no: LD/579CM/2021, filed by the Claimants/applicants, through their counsel, Adetunji Adedoyin-Adeniyi.

The claimants/applicants in the suit are aggrieved Nigerians who heavily invested their funds in Imagine Global and According to motion, the N11,795 billion, is the outstanding investments and return on investments accruing to the Claimants/Applicants from the defendants.

The court barred the banks in the interim, from dealing in any manner whatsoever with any and all monies and/or whatsoever assets due to the Defendants from any account whatsoever maintained by the first to fourth defendants and also all accounts with BVN: 22168443525 (third defendant) and BVN:22141952749 (fourth defendant), wherever situate up to the N11,795,090 billion.

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The mareva injunction also restrained the defendants, in the interim, from dealing with any and all of the monies standing to their credit in any accounts in the banks up to the amount.

It further restrained the defendants from selling, transferring, assigning and/or dealing with the following properties: Apartment 7, Oakwood Residences, 23, Cooper Street, Ikoyi, Lagos and B4, Gate 3, Lafiaji Road, Victoria Crescent Estate, Olugborogon, Chevron, Lekki, Lagos or any other properties of the first, second third and fourth defendants that can be traced and located by Claimants/ Applicants during the pendency of the suit.

Justice Abdullahi-Oyekan also directed the banks to file and serve on the Claimants/Applicants’ Counsel within 7 days of service of the order on them, an affidavit disclosing the balance on the defendants’ accounts.

The judge further directed the applicants to file an undertaking as to damage in case the order ought not to have been made, while adjourned the matter till November 3, for report of compliance by the bank’s.


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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