2nd July, 2013
The Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, has filed committal to prison proceedings against Great Ogboru and his company, Fiogret Company Limited.
In an affidavit in support of committal to prison proceedings filed before a Federal High Court, sworn to by a legal practitioner, Olusegun Alao and filed by receiver manager of Fiogret Company, Mr. Kunle Ogunba (SAN), the despondent averred that on 30 January, 2013, the court made an order restraining Ogboru from obstructing the receiver manager appointed by AMCON to take over the affairs of Fiogret Company and also transferring or alienating the assets of the company to any other person pending the hearing and final determination of the suit filed before the court.
Alao averred further that the order of the court was served on Ogboru on 1 March, 2013 but he refused to obey the directives as conveyed in the order.
Consequently, on 26 June, AMCON caused a notice of consequence of disobedience of the order of the court to be issued against Ogboru at 43, Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Ogboru had continued to flout the orders of the court despite being aware of the court order as evidenced by the application filed by his lawyer against the said notice.
In addition, Ogboru was alleged to have been acting as the Managing Director of Fiogret despite being aware of the said order of the court restraining him from doing so, even as has also refused to vacate the premises of the company as directed by the court.
The disobedience of the said order of the court constitutes a contemptuous challenge to the integrity of the court, thereby undermining the administration of justice, Alao said.
Consequently, Alao averred that in accordance with the law, Ogboru should be committed to prison since he has continued to act as Managing Director of Fiogret company.
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the committal to prison application.