The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has filed processes in opposition to a suit, instituted against it at the Federal High Court Abuja, by Pinnacle Communications Ltd.
PCL sued the ICPC in July 2018 claiming N1 billion in damages against the anti-graft agency for unlawfully withholding its money domiciled in Zenith bank without a valid court order.
When the matter was called on Tuesday, counsel to PCL, Oluwole Olatunde told the court that the matter was for hearing.
ICPC’s counsel, E.A Shogunle, informed the court that he had filed his counter processes in opposition to the suit.
Shogunle, however, added that he had also filed an application for extension of time to regularize his processes, having filed them out of time.
Okey Ojukwu, counsel to Zenith Bank, also told the court that he had filed two applications, one for extension of time to regularize his processes.
He said the second application was for an order striking out his client’s name from the suit, which PCL’s counsel said he would oppose.
Following submissions from all parties in the matter, the trial judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo adjourned the matter until June 27, for hearing of all pending applications.