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FCT Justice oders to freeze account linked to the N4billion transaction to Paris Club

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Chief Justice of the Federal High court Abuja Mr SB Belgore has odered the freezing of the account linked to the Paris club consultant which was involved in the N4billion transaction.

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A lawyer, Ikechukwu Ezechukwu (SAN) had in suit no FCT/HC/CV/2615/22 urged the court to freeze the bank account domiciled in United Bank of Africa linked to the company pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed in the suit.

The lawyer had accused Panic Alert Security System owned by George Uboh of failing to pay him his legal fee despite receiving N4,074,014,452.09 as Paris Club refund-related judgment debt from the Nigerian government.

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He prays, “An order of the Honorable Court for MAREVA injunction attaching all the money constituting the value of three promissory notes as discounted and equivalent of N4,074,014,452.09 (Four Billion, Seventy-Four Million, Fourteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty-Two Naira, Nine Kobo).

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The account which is the subject matter of this suit that may be in the accounts of the 1st Defendant, maintained in UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC (UBA) Account Number 1015850558 and No. 1010440561 which sums were deposited on the 28th day of June 2022 and 7th day of July, 2022 or in any other bank operating in Nigeria by whatever named called and which the Defendant may have moved the money in an effort to dissipate or hide some and any other account in Nigeria Banks and which said accounts are linked to the Bank Verification Number (BVN) 22240720902.

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The said sum is full value for three promissory notes discounted by the 1st Defendant (the discounted rate hasn’t been deducted).”

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In a judgement delivered on Tuesday, August 9, Justice Belgore granted a series of orders including freezing a bank account belonging to one Maryam Olusola Akanmode.

According to the judgement, the firm on July 13, 2022, transferred the money it received from the federation account to Akanmode’s account.

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