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Court to hear applications in suit against Sunny Odogwu’s estate may 18

By Yetunde Ayobami Ojo
26 March 2022   |   4:06 am
Justice Daniel Emeka Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has fixed May 18, 2022 to hear all pending applications in the suit filed by Access Bank Plc against the Administrator of the Estate of the late business mogul, Chief Sonny Odogwu and other companies over an alleged N50 billion debt.

Justice Daniel Emeka Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has fixed May 18, 2022 to hear all pending applications in the suit filed by Access Bank Plc against the Administrator of the Estate of the late business mogul, Chief Sonny Odogwu and other companies over an alleged N50 billion debt.

The trial judge fixed the date after Access Bank’s counsel, Mr. Oluwakemi Balogun (SAN) informed the court that he was just being served with a counter affidavit to his client’s originating summon and mareva injunction by the counsel to the first respondent in the suit.

Counsel to the first respondent, Mr. E. Akpan, admitted serving Access Bank’s counsel with the said counter affidavit, but pleaded with the court that the situation that caused such was beyond his ability.

Balogun thereafter asked for the leave of the court to file a further affidavit and reply on point of law in response to the counter affidavit.

However, counsel to the second and third defendants in the suit, Mr. Anthony Idigbe (SAN), told the court that he was not objecting to the motion on notice but to the written address in respect of his client’s notice to preliminary objection.

Following brief arguments by the counsels, Justice Osiagor adjourned the matter till May 18, 2022, for hearing of all applications in the suit.

Access Bank had instituted the suit to take over the late businessman’s Project Finance property over alleged N50 billion debt. But Idigbe (SAN) had also filed a preliminary objection to the suit
 
The Administrator, Kenneth (Kenny) Odogwu, alongside late Odogwu’s companies, Robert Dyson & Diket Limited and SIO Properties Limited, and The Registrar of Title, Federal Land Registry are the respondents in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1955/2021.