NUJ Housing Fraud: Judge Decries Absent Of Key Defendants In Court


LAGOS MARCH 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Judge handling the alleged multi-million Naira National Union of Journalists (NUJ) housing fraud,
Mrs. Dupe Ogunsanwo has decried the absent of key defendants in court.
During the last sitting she urged all interested parties to appear at the sitting in their own interest in order to find amicable resolution to the case. She advised that the presence of the key individuals involved in the case is very important,
The defendants are Prince Tunji Ogunwusi’s Primewaterview Holdings, NAWOJ’s National President, Ifeyinwa Omowole, Deji Elumoye, Tosin Odusola and NUJ
In the last sitting, it was alleged that out of the six defendants, only NUJ was present while the duo of Omowole and Elumoye were represented by Yinka Kalejaye with no one from Primewaterviews Holdings of Tunji Ogunwusi, under whose chairmanship, the project began.
However, the case expected for hearing today, Wednesday, 13th of March, 2019 at the Lagos Multidoor ADR, Igbosere-Lagos with the mediator has been shifted to April 11, 2019, on the request of the defendants’ lawyer.
Mrs Ogunsanwo strongly advised that it will be in their own interest to appear in person regarding the case filed by the Oluyinka Olujimi Chambers.
Lawyer to the petitioners, Oladimeji Olowu of Oluyinka Olujimi chambers also reiterated the need for respondents to appear in person if the case must be settled as soon as possible and also for the affected journalists to find time to be in court for good reportage of the proceedings.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, at its inaugural meeting held in Abuja, directed that every legal steps should be taken to recover the money not accounted for out of the several millions paid to the Primewaterview Holdings Limited in five instalments between July 2016, and April 2017, and returned to Subscribers.
Also, NEC directed that Lagos State Council must take steps to verify the N4million returned from the conversion of the said “expired dollars” claimed by Mrs. Ifeyinwa Omowole, which they are yet to do.

NEC however deferred any sanction on erring members pending the outcome of the case before EFCC.

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