Supreme Court: LMC Fraudulent And Without Conscience
The highest court in Nigeria, the Supreme Court, has dismissed the League Management Company Limited (LMC) as fraudulent and conscienceless.
This is contained in the scathing Judgment of the panel of five Judges of the Supreme Court led by Justice Ejembi Eko delivered on Friday, 28th. January, 2022.
According to the Judgment, ” the respondents, particularly the Garnishees ( LMC & First Bank Plc ) in collaboration with Judgment debtor (Nigeria Football League) profusely harped on the alleged non – juristic personality of the 1st. Respondent, NFL who is also the Judgment debtor to avoid enforcement.
The Supreme Court further stated that, the two courts below (High Court & Appeal Court) unfortunately fell into the snare, a fraudulently contrived artifice designed to render the final decision of the trial High Court of Justice Adefope – Okojie nugatory and unenforceable.
The highest court in Nigeria conclusively condemned the unscrupulous actions of LMC and co. blasting that ,” this is a Court of justice . Equity acting in personam will not lend its support to any conduct that smacks of fraud and which is conscienceless” , adding that the belated affidavits of the LMC and First Bank Plc, post the garnishee order denying their indebtedness to the 1st. Respondent for the purpose of thwarting the making of the garnishee order absolute are opaque and less than truthful.
The Supreme Court consequently annulled by setting aside the decision of the lower courts and in their place an order granting the garnishee order absolute was made.
The case was filed against the respondents by Emmanuel Oboh & Associates