The Group Chairman of NICON Investment Limited, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, has said that nobody in Nigeria can seize his properties.
Reacting to a report which said a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had given Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, an interim judgement to take over his firms over N50 billion debt, Ibrahim issued a statement saying that: “My attention has been directed to lies being spread around by an institution called AMCON over an interim order of injunction she had lied to collect before an innocent Federal High Court in Lagos.
“AMCON is aware that we keep a deposit of Eighty-Six billion Naira or 172 million pounds with Union Bank and AMCON is aware that application to collect the money from Union Bank is pending before an Ikeja High Court. All of these facts, it has not disclosed to an innocent Federal High Court.
“AMCON deceived Nigerians to believe that they got judgement against me when there was nothing like that. An interim order of any court last for 14 days. AMCON is executing the interim order even when the Judge has not signed the execution writ.
“We have since filed an application to discharge the interim order. I’m not in the category of people that AMCON or anybody can intimidate. It is laughable and a wide ambition to say anyone in Nigeria can seize my property! What a day dream!! ‘’We shall abide with the law and any interim order of court even when they are made in error as we are not far away from justice.”
The media had reported that earlier reported that the Federal High Court in Lagos had restrained NICON Investment Limited, Global Fleet Oil and Gas Limited and Mr Jimoh Ibrahim from dealing with any assets or funds belonging to NICON Investment, Global Fleet Oil and other assets.
The order was saiod to have been granted to AMCON as an interim injunction against NICON Investment Limited, Global Fleet Oil & Gas Limited and Mr Jimoh Ibrahim on the application of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
The media further reported that Justice Saliu Saidu, while granting the order on the application of Mr. Yusuf Ali, SAN, counsel to AMCON, restrained NICON Investment Limited, Global Fleet Oil & Gas Limited and Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim from dealing with any assets or funds of the company. Jimoh Ibrahim The court also made an order freezing all the bank accounts of the above-named companies and their promoter, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim until the matter is finally determined. The court order covers the assets of NICON Investment Limited, Global Fleet Oil & Gas Limited and Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim in Abuja, Lagos, Dubai and London.
The freezing order also affects all bank accounts held and/or maintained by NICON Investment Limited, Global Fleet Oil & Gas Limited and Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim in First Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc, United Bank of Africa Plc, Access Bank Plc, Citibank Nigeria Limited and Sterling Bank Plc. Possessor order