N140m Debt : Court Grants Order to Attach, Sell Zamfara Liason Office in Kaduna
By Femi Adi
A High Court sitting in Kaduna has granted an order to attach and sell the Zamfara State liaison office at No.5, Sambo Road, Kaduna over one hundred and forty million naira (N140m) debt.
The presiding judge ,Justice H.T.D. Gwadah in the case between H.B Gada Global Investment Nigeria Limited (Judgment creditor/applicant) and Zamfara State Government as well as Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice (Judgement debtor/respondents) : ” Upon a motion on notice brought pursuant to section 44 of the Sheriff and Civil Processes Act,Order IV Rule 16 (1) ,(2), (a0, (b), (c), (3) of the the judgment ( enforcement) rules,order 15 of the High Court ( Civil procedure) rules 2007 and under the inherent jurisdiction of this honourable court,praying for the following reliefs:
“An Order for leave of court to attach and sell the immoveable property of the judgment debtor/respondent being its liaison office situate and lying at No.5, Sambo Road, Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court to satisfy the judgement sum in suit no. ZMS/GS/TR/2017 and registered in this court in suit no. KDH/KAD/313/2019.
2. And for such further order (s) this court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this case.
“The application came up for hearing on Tuesday 4th day of august, 2020 before honorable justice H.T.D Gwadah .
“And upon hearing, B.L. Aliyu Esq. with A.A Adebayo Mrs. & Yakubu Hunira Esq. Counsels to the judgement creditor/ respondent arguing a 6 paragraphs affidavit and accompanied with a written address dated the 23rd day of March, 2020, adopting same and urging the court to grant the application and Sirajo Abdullahi Esq.DCL M.O.J. Zamfara State with Mansur Esq .State Counsel for the judgement debtor/ respondents opposing the application with an 8 paragraph counter affidavit with two annexures marked exhibits ‘AA’ & ‘ AB’ and accompanied with a written address in opposing the application dated the 3rd day of august, 2020 urging the court not to grant the application. ”