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Court Orders Arrest of Taraba Investment Boss, Others



Taraba Investment Boss and two others to be arraigned before a Federal Highcourt in Jalingo

Following the granting of an ex-parte motion by Microfinance Bank officials against Taraba Investment Boss and two others, a court sitting on Monday has issued an order of arrest of the three.

The presiding judge of the Federal High Court in the state, Justice Stephen Pam, has issued a warrant of arrest on the Managing Director of Taraba Investment and Property Company Limited, Mr Ezekiel Iliya, and two others, Mr Chris Apaji and Veronica Musa, for contempt of court.

Naija News reports that the warrant of arrest which was given on Monday by Justice Pam stated that the trio should appear before the court on January 16, 2020.

The plaintiff, Benjamin Orume and eight directors in the Taraba Microfinance Bank, on December 2, 2019, have prayed the court to restrain the defendants (Ezekiel Iliya and two others) from interfering with the activities of the bank pending the determination of the case before the court.

The court, after reading the affidavit in support of the motion sworn to by one Mallam Nasiru Baba of Taraba Microfinance Bank and hearing the application from Ganki Hassan Esq in support of the motion, granted all the three reliefs sought by the plaintiff.

But in spite of the order of the court, Ezekiel Iliya, Veronica Musa and Chris Apaji allegedly forced themselves into the bank and interfered with its activities.

In a warrant of arrest, marked FHC/JAL/CS/24/2019 and Charge N0 FHC/JAL/M/83/2019 and signed by Justice S.D. Pam and certified by B. Bakari, the court ordered the arrest of Iliya Ezekiel, Veronica Musa and Chris Apaji.

Naija News understands that the Taraba State Police Command has temporarily sealed the premises of Taraba Micro Finance Bank Limited to avoid a possible breakdown of law and order in the bank, according to the command’s spokesman, DSP David Misal.

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