Innoson CEO files N200bn suit against EFCC for ‘defamation, falsehood’

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Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Nigeria Limited, has filed a N200 billion lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Read Also: See List Of Doctors Appointed To Treat The President’s Son

According to a statement shared with Lailasblog, the lawsuit has been filed at the Enugu high court by Joseph N. Mbadugha of McCarthy Mbadugha & Co, the counsel to Innocent Chukwuma.

Chukwuma is suing the EFCC for defamation, malicious falsehood and unlawful imprisonment.The Innoson boss had beenarrested by the capital market and insurance fraud unit of the EFCC on December 19, claiming that he resisted arrest and used forged documents to get tax waivers.

Chukwuma maintained that at no time did Innocent Chukwuma receive an invitation or was invited by the EFCC or was there any time he jumped an administrative bail grantedby the EFCC, his spokesperson,

Cornel Osigwe, said.“Innoson is a public figure and a well-known industrialist of international repute. There is no how he would be invited by the EFCC and he would ignore or refuse to honour it,” Osigwe said in the statement.He. also said he did not have any recent issue with the EFCC.

Mr. Musa said the economy was in the hands of the private sector, hence the impoverishment of the masses, and suggested the restructuring of the economy to ensure that the government plays a greater role.“The economy should be restructured.

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