Sunday, October 20, 2013

Contempt: Bi-Courtney asks court to jail FAAN officials

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited has asked the Federal High
Court, Lagos to send three officials of the Federal Airports Authority
to prison for allegedly flouting a court order.
It alleged that the FAAN officials had failed to comply with a court
order restraining them from further interfering with work on a
four-star hotel and conference centre, which it (Bi-Courtney Aviation
Services Limited) was developing at the airport.
In the comtempt suit, the applicant alleged that the order which was
allegedly flouted by that the officials, including the Managing
Director of FAAN, Mr. George Uriesi, was given by Justice Stephen
Adah, in suit number FHC/IKJ/CS/70/2012.
Defendants in the fresh contempt suit are Uriesi, Chief Security
Officer of FAAN, Col. C.L. Onalo, and FAAN's General Manager, Public
Affairs, Mr. Yakubu Dati.
The applicant's notice of consequence of court order (Form 49)
initiated against the defendants is dated June 26, 2013.
Bi-Courtney alleged in the application that the defendants willfully
violated the order of the court, which restrained them and their
representatives from "interfering with the applicant's possession of
the four-star hotel and conference" at the Murtala Muhammed Airport
Terminal 2, Ikeja, "pending the hearing and determination of the
applicant's application for interlocutory injunction."

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