Friday, 3 June 2022

Imo State Govt Speaks On Sealing Of Zenith Bank


 

The Imo State Government has explained that the court case which necessitated the sealing of branches of Zenith Bank in the state is now before the Court of Appeal.

The government has therefore urged the bank to open its doors to its customers immediately as it would amount to contempt of court for any of the parties to the suit to resort to self help.


The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said on Thursday that the Appeal Court will commence hearing on the matter on Tuesday next week based on an appeal lodged by the Imo State government against the judgment of a lower court.

He said in a statement that “although the judgment was obtained by the former Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, upon which a garnishee order was used to seal Zenith Bank, the subsequent appeal has vitiated it.”

Emelumba advised all parties in the case “to adhere to due judicial process and refrain from self help.”


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