The Spiritual leader of the Igbo nation, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka ( Ogilisi Igbo) has condemned the bench warrant issued on the chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Chief Innocent Chukwuma by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Lagos following a case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Innoson Motors.
Justice Dada, had during the sitting declined to hear the application brought by counsel to Innoson, George Uwechue (SAN) who had requested that the court hear his application on the matter, instead the judge granted the request from EFCC prosecutor to declare Chukwuma wanted.
Speaking on the matter, Ezeonwuka described the bench warrant as “purely biased” and unacceptable, alleging: “What happened in the court shows that there is a ploy to intimate, frustrate and humiliate Innoson in the case he has with GTBank because he is Igbo.”
Ezeonwuka called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to quickly wade into the matter to compel the trial judge to reverse the bench warrant because it was issued based on tribal sentiment and not on the platform of justice.
“The judge should withdraw the bench warrant because Innoson is not a fugitive, nor criminal, he was duly represented by a team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He should withdraw the bench warrant because it can’t be justified,” he said.