Sep 19, 2021

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Nwoko’s lawyers fault NGF on Paris Club refunds

Attorneys at Lintas International, a company owned by international lawyer and politician Ned Nwoko, have challenged a fraudulent account of the ongoing enforcement of court judgments on Paris Club Refunds by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). In a letter to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice dated September 6, 2021, the Legal Department said, “The NGF is misunderstood about its powers and rights as prescribed in Section 165 of the 1999 Constitution in matters of local government funds.” p>

Attorneys led by Joe Gadzama, SAN include Ken Njemanze, SAN, Jeph Njikonye, ​​SAN, Onyeka Nwokolo, and Tim Odaah.

The attorneys said, “The facts and circumstances of the present case, relating to Claim No. FHC / ABJ / CS / 130/2013, is completely different from the local government funds derived from federation account allocations. The funds involved in this case were judgments collected by Linas International Limited from the federal government on behalf of local governments distorted interpretations flooded. false accounts of the ongoing enforcement of court judgments arising from several cases with different bases of fact, but all related to the Paris Club refunds by issuing promissory notes to the judgment creditors.

” It is dishonest to be fraudulent and malicious to pretend it is wrong to obey court orders. It is surprising that the governors, who are largely the same party as the president and the commander in chief, are condemning him for enforcing valid court judgments.

“We read different headlines on this topic in the newspapers. The frequency, m he letters of complaints on behalf of the NGF on the matter are being circulated to the press, revealing the NGF’s intent and scheme to suppress the facts, confuse and abuse public opinion in order to continue its opposition to assumption of responsibility Pay for services rendered.

“The court cannot suspend the enforcement of an already enforced judgment. Contrary to the impression given by the letter cited in the cited publication and other publications, there is no court order by the Federal Ministry of Finance to suspend the execution of the judgment. “

” It is appropriate to admit it Recall that under the auspices of the NGF, governors set up a committee on July 7, 2017 and worked with several advisors, including our client at the Plateau Government Lodge in Asokoro, where some of those advisors were interrogated.

About this In addition, the NGF was involved in the litigation that resulted in the enforcement of the court ruling in Claim No. FHC / ABJ / CS / 130/2013, which resulted in the reimbursement to local governments and the partial payment of the consulting fees of Linas International Limited from the Federal government in 2018. “