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UK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.

A High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, London Tuesday ordered the former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc (now Access Bank Plc), Mr. Erastus Akingbola, to pay

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افتراضي UK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.

A High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, London Tuesday ordered the former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc (now Access Bank Plc), Mr. Erastus AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a, to Pay Access Bank Plc £654 million (about N164 billion) for some sharp and fraudulent practices committed when he was in charge of the bank.

The money, which learnt from a reliable industry source, was purportedly stolen directly from the Bank used by AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a during his tenure to buy property in the United Kingdom and Pay debts owed by his companies, among other uses. Of the amount, £9 million has already been refunded by AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a to Access Bank, he said.
The judgment was delivered in respect of a civil suit filed in December 2009 by the defunct Intercontinental Bank before the Court against AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a and some of his trust companies.

Upon the acquisition of Intercontinental Bank by Access Bank, Intercontinental Bank was substituted with Access Bank as the plaintiff in the matter.The judgment delivered Tuesday by Justice Michael Burton showed that while AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a has been ordered to Pay N145 billion for an unlawful share purchase scheme, he will also Pay N16 billion for Tropics Securities Limited payments claims and approximately £10.5 million for Fuglers payments claims.

While Tropics Securities Limited is owned by the rogue banker, who is also on trial in Nigeria for money laundering and fraud, as well as his wife, Anthonia, and children, Fuglers is an English law firm that he used to transact businesses and acquire investments in the United Kingdom. In the judgment, Justice Burton ruled comprehensively that AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a was liable to refund the money to Access Bank and consequently ruled in the bank’s favour on all of its claims against him.

While arriving at his judgment, the judge held that during cross-examination, AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a told “obvious lies” that he did not know that Intercontinental Bank was buying its own shares. He held that the former Bank boss in fact devised and oversaw the implementation of the strategy to buy the bank’s shares and thereby artificially increase its share price. The judge stated that before AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a commenced the strategy to increase the bank’s share price and in order to benefit from it, he borrowed N9.3 billion and used it to acquire a large quantity of the bank’s shares for himself.

He disclosed that AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a’s strategy to buy the shares of the defunct Intercontinental Bank was a “substantial contributing factor to the collapse of the bank.” The judge held that at a time when the Bank was undergoing significant liquidity strain, the former Bank boss misappropriated N16 billion of the bank’s money and paid it to his family-owned companies. The money, according to the judge, was used to repay those companies’ debts to their bankers.

The judge noted that AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a paid £8.5 million out of the money he had fraudulently taken out of the defunct Bank to his English solicitors to buy luxury property in London. Access Bank Plc was represented in the suit by the English law firm of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and barristers from the English chambers of Fountain Court which were supported by the Nigerian law firm of Olaniwun Ajayi LP.

The suit was principally aimed at recovering funds belonging to Access Bank, which was misappropriated by AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a while he was the managing director of Intercontinental Bank.The defendants in the suit were AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a, Kayman Company Limited, Verndale Properties Limited, Jasmine Properties Limited, Caelum Limited and Sanami Limited. Last year, the same judge had ordered AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a to Pay £130,000 to Intercontinental Bank by way of interim payment.

The Court further mandated AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a to Pay £750,000 by 4 pm on May 3, 2011 and another £5.5 million by 4 pm on October 1, 2011 into the Court Funds Office. The court-ordered sums, according to Justice Burton, are to remain in the Court Funds Office until a further order is made. The Court also ruled that if AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a should default in paying the sums, there would be a final judgment for him to Pay Intercontinental Bank a total sum of £68,110, 936 with interest to be assessed.

The Orders were sequel to a suit instituted by Intercontinental Bank against AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a and some firms. The Court also gave the former Bank chief up to 4 pm on May 16, 2011 to give standard disclosure in respect of any document at Tropics (his office). AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a is also facing trial in Nigeria for charges bordering on theft as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting him and his wife for allegedly stealing depositors' money totalling N47 billion.

Commenting on the judgment from a British court, an Access Bank official said the ruling was long overdue and hoped that the Lagos High Court would do the needful and arrive at a similar verdict for theft against AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a.
He said the particulars and evidence used by the British Court are the same as those at the Lagos High Court, so it will be shocking if a local Court passes a different ruling.

UK Court Orders AkingUK Court Orders Akingbola to Pay Access Bank £654m.a to Pay Access Bank £654m.

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