You are here
Home > affirms decision on BoT member > IMAN affirms decision on BoT member

IMAN affirms decision on BoT member

IMAN affirms decision on BoT member

Please follow and like us:

  • 0
  • Share

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) has said Chief Emmanuel Osita Okereke remains expelled.

It said with the judgment of the Appeal Court, Abuja, which affirmed its earlier decision on Okereke, the former BoT member remained expelled from the association and National Task Force (NATFORCE).

In a statement, IMAN BoT Chairman Gilbert E. Obi said Okereke, who was expelled from the association in December 2015, over allegations of forgery and other unsavoury activities, challenged and obtained a judgment in an Abuja High Court to reverse his expulsion.

IMAN, the statement said, contested this judgment at the Appeal Court, and got judgment upturning the decision of the lower court.

“The Board of Trustees of Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) wishes to inform the public that Chief Emmanuel Osita Okereke, who was expelled from IMAN in December 2015, has further been confirmed by the Appeal Court Abuja Judicial Division.

‘’Chief Okereke with his criminal intent, however, took the association to the Abuja High Court and obtained a judgement in his favour on January 23rd 2017. On our part, the Board of Trustees of IMAN feeling dissatisfied with the High Court judgement appealed the case at the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja,” the statement said.

The IMAN BoT had appealed the decision of the Abuja High Court in Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/710/2016, between the registered Trustees of IMAN: Chief Gilbert Bravo Obi, Chief Obong Patrick Udoh, Alhaji Bature Aldullaziz, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Yar’dua and Hon. Kingsley Chikezie, as appellants. Chief Okereke was listed as the respondent.

IMAN, according to the statement, had in December 2015, expelled Okereke from the association over what the body viewed as “several illegal activities” perpetrated by him. For instance, Okereke was accused of going to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to forge another certificate of IMAN without the IMAN Board of Trustees’ approval.

“In the IMAN appeal at the Appeal Court, Abuja Division, the Court upheld and affirmed the expulsion of Chief Emmanuel Osita Okereke from IMAN and NATFORCE. The judgment was delivered with a case number CA/A/177/2017 February 11th 2019. With this landmark judgment, Chief Emmanuel Osita Okereke stands expelled from IMAN and NATFORCE,” the statement read.

 

Facebook Comments

Please follow and like us:

  • 0
  • Share

Leave a Reply

Top