Alleged N5.5bn Debt: Drama As Otudeko Appears In Court

Alleged N5.5bn Debt: Drama As Otudeko Appears In Court


There was drama in court, as supporters of the Chairman of Honeywell Group Ltd, Oba Otudeko, tried to prevent journalists from taking pictures and recording during his appearance at the Federal High Court.

Mr Otudeko appeared at the court today in obedience to a witness summons issued on him by the court.

He was summoned to give evidence, in relation to an alleged N5.5billion debt owed Ecobank Nigeria Plc.

Mr Otudeko was however not allowed to testify owing to sharp arguments between the plaintiff and the defence counsel.

The issue had to do with whether he could be examined, cross-examined and re-examined on his statement on oath before the court.

Meanwhile, Justice Mohammed Idris has adjourned till Feb 14 for the parties to address the court on this issue.

A mild scuffle broke out between some of his supporters and journalists covering the proceedings.

His supporters particularly tried to block journalists from taking shots as they left the courtroom.

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