Chairman of Innoson Group, Innocent Chukwuma, has appealed the decision of a Lagos State High Court asking for his arrest on allegations of fraud and forgery.
Justice Mojisola Dada last Friday issued a bench warrant on the businessman for his failure to appear for arraignment before the court.
However, in an application before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, Mr. Chukwuma appealed against the trial court’s decision and issuance of the bench warrant.
Mr. Chukwuma has also applied to the Lagos State High Court for stay of execution of the order pending determination of the appeal.
J.N. Mbadugha, counsel to Mr. Chukwuma, had during the court proceedings on February 9 raised an objection to the court that there is a motion pending at the court of appeal to stay commencement of proceedings and execution of the court’s order of January 17.
He questioned the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter.
Mr. Mbadugha also called the attention of the court to the motions pending in the matter, at various courts.
He also informed the court that the 3rd defendant has not been served and as such the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
Mr. Mbadugha, therefore, asked that the court set aside the decision of the trial judge and the bench warrant for the arrest of Mr. Chukwuma issued by the judge.