Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

Court Declines Setting Aside Balogun Business Association’s Certificate of Registration, Constitution

Court Declines Setting Aside Balogun Business Association’s Certificate of Registration, Constitution

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, refused setting aside the Certificate of registration of Trustees of Balogun Business Association. 

The court presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, also refused to set aside the Constitution of the association.

Justice Aneke, though while granting the request of the applicants, who include; Chief Okechukwu Ezeibe and others against Chief Tony Obih and five others, in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/653/2020, refused setting aside the association’s  Certificate of Registration of Trustees of Balogun Business Association and it’s Constitution of the Association.

Furthermore, the court in his judgment today, refused to make the Association a party to the suit, despite setting aside an order earlier made by another judge of the court. 

The plaintiffs through their lawyer, Mr. N. O. Olaiya, had approached the court through a motion on notice seeking to set aside the association’s business registration and Constitution.

Commenting on the judgement, counsel to the respondents, Mr. Martins Okpaleke said: “by implications, today’s judgement nullified Chief Ezeibe’s continuation as a Trustee of the Association because the order set aside by the court today confirmed the continuation of Chief Ezeibe and a former General Secretary and former Treasurer of the Association as trustees of the Association.

“By constitution of the Association, the incumbent President of the, Chief Tony Obih and Chief Jonathan Okpala, Chief John Ezeako, who are; incumbent General Secretary and the incumbent Treasurer are automatically trustees of the Association.

“The incumbent President and General Secretary are also respectively Chairman and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Association.

“Chief Ezeibe’s efforts to get the Court to set aside the current Certificate of Registration of Trustees issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission in which the Commission registered Chief Tony Obih, Chief Jonathan Okpala and Chief John Ezeako as trustees, and also set aside the Constitution of the Association failed as the court in its judgment did not make any orders in that respect”.