AMCON kicks as Jimoh Ibrahim approaches court to recover property over N69.4bn debt

Businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos with a Motion on Notice seeking the reversal of an interim court order which authorised the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria to take over his property over alleged N69.4bn.
The seizure order was made by Justice Rilwan Aikawa on November 4 and AMCON on November 18 announced that it effectively took over 12 properties belonging to the businessman and his firms.
The properties included the NICON Investment Limited building at Plot 242, Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja; NICON Hotels Limited building at Plot 557, Port-Harcourt Crescent, off Gimbiya Street, Abuja and the building of NICON Lekki Limited also at No. 5, Customs Street, Lagos.
Nicon Investment Limited and Global Fleet Oil and Gas Limited.
Displeased with the assets seizure order, Ibrahim and his companies, through their lawyer, Niyi Akintola (SAN), approached Justice Aikawa on Monday with a Motion on Notice, seeking to discharge the interim seizure order.
Ibrahim and his companies contended that the court made the seizure order in error because AMCON allegedly concealed material facts in its ex parte application leading to the seizure order.
They urged the court to set aside the order for “non-disclosure and misrepresentation of material facts.”
Ibrahim and his firms prayed the court to order AMCON to pay them N50bn indemnity for their alleged “failure to conduct due diligence before obtaining the said order sought to be set aside and for misrepresentation and concealment of fact.”
They described the move by AMCON leading to the seizure order as an abuse of court processes.

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