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Capital Oil: Ubah decries AMCON’s refusal to obey court order

Abigail Frank

18 December 2012, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has decried what he alleged, Monday, was the gross violation of a court order, requiring the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, to vacate his company’s premises.

Ubah, in a statement, bemoaned what he described as AMCON’s selective adherence to court orders.

“It is paradoxical that the same AMCON, which did not waste time in taking over the premises and property of Capital Oil and Gas when it got an order to do so, is now foot-dragging as the same court had vacated the initial order,” Mr. Nick Hayes, spokesperson to Ubah said in the statement.

Noting that even though the court had vacated an earlier order granted AMCON to take over the premises, Hayes regretted that as at yesterday, policemen deployed to the office of the company had refused to obey the court order.

He said that even though the court order was posted on the gates of the premises, the policemen claim that they had not been de-briefed by AMCON. They simply told inquisitive staff, who were eager to go into the depot and resume work that; “Somebody sent us here and that person is the one that can ask us to leave this place.”

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  • When a government agency fails to respect the orders of a court of competent jurisdiction, it set a very bad precedent. We advise AMCON to respect the court order, especially since it occupied the premises on the strenght of the very same court order.

  • Why are they troubling you my bros…. But why!
    God save by bros frm his greedy brother cosmos mmaduka.