A businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, has denied that any of his property was seized by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Seemingly fuming with rage, Ibrahim refuted the report that AMCON obtained interim order of injunction from the Federal High Court Lagos to seize his assets and described the claim as lies sold to the public by the agency.
“My attention has been directed to lies being spread around by an institution called AMCON over an interim order of injunction it had lied to collect before an innocent Federal High Court in Lagos.
“AMCON is aware that we keep a deposit of N86 billion or 172 million Pounds with Union Bank and AMCON is aware that application to collect the money from Union Bank is pending before the Ikeja High Court. All of these facts, it has not disclosed to an innocent Federal High Court,” Ibrahim said in a statement he signed and made available to THISDAY yesterday.
He argued that AMCON deceived public to believe that they got judgment against him when there was nothing like that, observing that an interim order of any court lasts for 14 days.
He also alleged that AMCON was executing the interim order even when the judge had not signed the execution writ.
“We have since filed application to discharge the interim order. I am not in the category of people that AMCON or anybody can intimidate. It is laughable and a wide ambition to say anyone in Nigeria can seize my property! What a daydream!! We shall abide with the law and any interim order of court even when they are made in error as we are not far away from justice,” he said.