Ifeanyi Uba's Case Affects Nigerian Breweries Ruling
Presiding judge at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Mohammed Idris is setting his priorities straight.
Justice Idris has postponed his ruling on the lawsuit brought against Nigerian Breweries, after they were sued for 250 million Naira for copy right infringement.
He said that the case was adjourned till June 26, because he was writing the judgement of a case of great national importance.
The Nigerian Breweries hearing was originally fixed for May 24, 25 and 26, but Ifeanyi Uba's case appears to be of higher priority as Justice Idris will be passing judgement on Ifeanyi Uba's bail application on May 25.
Uba is currently being detained by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) for alleged economic sabotage, by diverting NNPC petroleum products kept in his tank farm.
The DSS says that the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd diverted about 80 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), kept in his custody by the NNPC which amounted to economic sabotage punishable by death.
The agency stated that Uba shunned NNPC’s repeated demand for the product said to be worth about 11 billion Naira in order to cause an artificial scarcity of the product.
Uba’s lawyer, Isioma Esom, while arguing said that the NNPC is currently owing her client’s firm, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, the sum of 10 billion Naira and $8 million.
Esom also informed the court that her client was arrested on two occasions in Lagos and kept at the Shangisha custody of DSS before being transferred to Abuja.She urged the court to grant her client’s application by ordering the DSS to release him unconditionally or in the alternative, to admit him to bail, pending the conclusion of the matter.