NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Contempt charge: Ecobank to know fate January 15

By News Express on 15/12/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 2,332

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos, has set aside January 15, 2016 to rule on the contempt proceeding instituted by Honeywell Flours Mills and Others against Ecobank.

He made the pronouncement despite several applications by Ecobank’s counsel for adjournment of the hearing of the contempt proceeding against the bank.

When the suit between Honeywell Flour Mills and Others vs Ecobank came up in court on Monday, counsel to Ecobank, Kunle Ogunba, SAN, asked for further adjournment of  the contempt proceedings pending hearing of the appeal  against an earlier pronouncement by Justice Idris to the effect that the court has jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Counsel to Honeywell Flour Mills & Others, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, however, opposed Ogunba’s application, stating that as part of the protection of the majesty of the court, Justice Idris should not grant the application. He argued that it was the same application Ogunba made on Friday, October 11, resulting to the adjournment of the matter till Monday.

After hearing from both parties, Justice Idris pronounced that “the court must uphold its integrity.”

He noted that it is not just desirable but important to hear the contempt proceedings.

“The court must give precedence to the contempt proceedings,” he said.

Justice Idris therefore ruled that he shall hear the contempt proceedings.

After the ruling, Ogunba again sought an adjournment for the hearing of the contempt proceedings.

The application was again denied by Justice Idris, who stated that justice must be done and questioned the basis upon which he should again adjourn the matter.


Source News Express

Posted 15/12/2015 05:22:08 AM





You may also like...
Flood ravages 46 communities in Abia, kills 2...

Cross River signs N707bn three-year budget

Presidency clarifies position on Almajiri system of education...

BREAKING: Two-storey building collapses in Lagos

Did America have foreknowledge of Gabon coup?

US patrol officer injured in Canadian PM’s motorcade...

Mane caps Liverpool fightback, Man City escape against...

Saraki promises timely passage of 2017 Budget

Hajj 2017: Emir of Zuru appointed Kebbi Amirul...

Warri Refinery MD redeployed to Kaduna

CBN injects $210m into FOREX Market

Dust haze, clouds and reduced visibility to dominate...


Latest News 17 million Nigerian children ‘invisible’ — UNICEF FRSC bans transporting of youth corpers from 6pm Customs raises alarm on employment scam We’re closely monitoring Sowore’s case – EU Court stops Ganduje from inaugurating Kano Emirate council Anxiety in Edo as Obaseki, Oshiomhole flex muscles over APC rally 2023: What Igbo must do to be president – Uwazuruike, Ex-President, Aka Ikenga Intervene urgently in Ebonyi/Cross River boundary crisis, lawmaker tells FG Why Plateau is 2nd least corrupt state – Lalong Odds against Oshiomhole as APC chair Maritime Editors condemn attack on NPA MD at National Assembly EEDC releases whistle-blowing hotlines against electricity vandals in South-East


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (571,096 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,286 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,187 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,281 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,570 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (291,805 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,169 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,182 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,621 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,168 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,853 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,272 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,619) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (717) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,319) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (514) News (55,106) Opinion (1,437) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,872) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,252) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera