Court summons Police DIG, two Banks MD over order to freeze Customer’s account
Justice Mohammed Jibril of the Upper Area Court of Nasarawa State sitting in Maraba, Gurku, has ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Force CID, Area 10, Garki, and two bank Managing Directors to appear before it or face committal proceedings.
The affected bank is Standard Chartered Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc.
The order was a sequel to an alleged order obtained by the Police from the Magistrate Court in the state to authorise the freezing of an account of a customer in the two banks in Lagos State.
Justice Jibril ordered the defendants to appear before the court over an order sought to be vacated and to explain who executed the order.
The court had earlier granted an order to the Police in two different suits delineated UAC/KAR/ 20/2023 and UAC/KAR/21/2023 it filed against the Access Bank Plc and Osareme Vera Archibong in the first and second respondents respectively.
While in the second suit, the police had gotten an order or the court against the bank and the Manager Standard Chartered Bank Plc and Osareme Vera Archibong as respondents/applicants in the suit.
However, following an order obtained by the Police, the second respondent/applicant (Archibong) in the suits through her counsel, Mr. Emeka Ozoani (SAN) approached the court to vacate the order.
After his arguments and submission before the court, the judge ordered the applicant (the DIG) to appear before the court, noting that he found it difficult to be set aside.
In his ruling, the court said he has listened to the learned silk, Emeka Ozoani, (SAN) and Grace Agbal, for the 2nd respondent/applicant, and has the cause to peruse through the Criminal and Civil Complaint books and the record of this Court but found it extremely difficult to lay his hands on this order that sought to be set aside.
Leave a Reply