By Mike Ojo, Lagos
Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria, on Monday (today) issued a bench warrant against the Chairman of Innosson Nigeria Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma and two others, over alleged fraud.
The judge equally directed that Chukwuma and others be produced before the court on the next adjourned date.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government of Nigeria, FGN, had prayed the judge to issue a bench warrant for Chukwuma and some of his employees to be arrested.
Before the request for arrest, the FGN through the Police had charged Chukwuma and others over alleged N2.4 billion shipping fraud.
However, the then Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), later took over the case.
Aside Chukwuma, others mentioned in the charge are: Charles Chukwuma, Maximian Chukwura, Mitsui Osk Lines and Anajekwu Sunny.
Specifically, the FGN asked the court to order the arrest of Innoson Motors Chairman and his staff for failing to turn up to take their plea in the criminal charge.