Innoson Motor’s Chairman Defies Arrest, Fails to Show up in Court for Arraignment
For the third time, the Chairman of Innoson Group, Innocent Chukwuma, wednesday failed to attend his arraignment at an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos despite an order for his arrest issued by the court.
Justice Mojisola Dada had on February 9, 2018 issued a bench warrant for Innoson’s arrest following his failure to appear in court on January 17 and February 9 to take his plea for fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, Justice Dada revealed in court that Innoson had filed a petition against her to the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Following the petition, the judge said she would not take further steps in the hearing of the case until she responds to the petition.
“I have no personal interest in this case, in fact, I’ll be relieved if this case is taken of me as it will be a reduction of my work load.
“This case is adjourned till Wednesday, April 25, for arraignment,” she said.
Chukwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, are to be arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretence, obtaining property by false pretence, stealing and forgery.