Island Club Crisis: Court Adjourns Case Against Ex-Chairman

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As many cases involving Island Club continue to flood the court, a Lagos high court has adjourned one of such suits instituted against the former vice chairman of the club, Prince Ademola Dada till 18 March this year.

When the case was mentioned in court, Barrister Mary Opara, representing Prince Ademola Dada, told the court that his client has not been served, consequently the state counsel promised that he will regularise his position before the next adjourned day.

However, Prince Ademola Dada in a press release said his attention has been drawn to orchestrated media reports by some members of Island Club against him. He said he has instructed his lawyers to seek redress in the court of law.

Prince Dada further stated that as a loyal member of the Island Club and  a successful businessman, he does not understand why some members hate him, do not believe in democratic norms and think he can never be the chairman of the Island Club. He contended that only God can decide.

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He said he has asked all his friends and associates in and outside the club to remain calm in the face of the unprovoked opprobrium from his sworn enemies and to treat the issue as a price a leader normally pays.

It is clear in law that a Nigerian is presume innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Therefore, the same doctrine should apply in this case, he stated.

—Akin Kuponiyi

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