A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Reuben Atabo, has been appointed by Dangote Industries Limited to defend it within the case filed in opposition to the organisation by the Kogi State authorities.
In a letter dated October 21, 2022 and personally signed by the President and Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Mr Aliko Dangote, the corporate confirmed the appointment of the Senior Advocate.
The letter reads, “Our consideration has been drawn to newspaper publications and different social media publications that Kogi State Government has instituted an motion on the High Court of Justice of Kogi State holding at Lokoja in opposition to Dangote Industries Limited.
“We have appointed the agency of R.O. Atabo, SAN & Co. to defend the Suit. Dr. R.O. Atabo, SAN – the Principal Partner of R.O. Atabo, SAN & Co. has our instruction to gather all Originating Process on this matter on our behalf from the Registry of the Honourable Court.
“This mode of service should be deemed as proper service on Dangote Industries Limited.”
Last week, the Kogi State authorities commenced authorized motion to reclaim possession of former Obajana Cement Company which is now generally known as Dangote Cement Plc.
The authorized motion instituted on behalf of the state by Chief Joseph Daudu, on the High Court of Kogi State, Lokoja, has Dangote Industries Limited as the only defendant.
Specifically, the claimant was in search of the nullification of the 2002 and 2003 settlement between it and Dangote Group on the grounds that the settlement lacked clear consideration of what ought to cross from Dangote to the state.
Among points raised for the court docket’s dedication have been whether or not upon cautious examination and consideration of the agreements made between the Kogi State Government and Dangote Industries Limited on July 30, 2002, and February 14, 2003, respectively, it was not obvious that consideration (a necessary ingredient of a legitimate contract) was missing?
The authorities additionally requested the court docket to find out whether or not in view of a transparent lack of consideration, the agreements made between the Kogi State Government and Dangote Industries Limited on July 30, 2002 and February 14, 2003, respectively, weren’t null and void?