Thursday, May 26, 2022

Alleged N11.79b scam: Court renews order to banks to submit Ajetunmobi account details

A Lagos High Court sitting at Osborne on Wednesday renewed its order to all banks to furnish it with the account details of Imagine Global Holding Company Limited and its alter ego Bamise Ajetunmobi.

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

She made the order sequel to the alleged 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.
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 of AAA Chambers, are seeking to recover the sum.

During yesterday’s proceedings, Adedoyin-Adeniyi informed the court that Wema Bank Plc had yet to fully comply with the order.
He said: “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.

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 ”
She adjourned till February 24, for report of compliance.

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