Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, who lost at the last Lagos East Senatorial elections, to the All Progressive Congress, APC’s Tokunbo Abiru, has lost again in the judgement delivered on Monday, 01 March 2021, by Honourable Justice Obiozor of the FHC, Ikoyi, Lagos Division
In delivering its Judgment, the Court first dealt with the notice of Preliminary Objection filed by Kemi Pinheiro SAN on behalf of the 2nd Defendant (Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru). The Honourable Court agreed with his contention that part of the reliefs sought by the Plaintiffs were statute barred having not been brought within 14 days of the accrual of the cause of action as contemplated under Section 285 of the constitution, consequently, reliefs 2,3, 4, 5,10 and 11 were struck out.
The Honourable Court thereafter considered two applications filed by Kemi Pinheiro SAN on behalf of the 2nd Defendant which sought to strike out new facts which the Plaintiffs attempted to introduce via further affidavit. Owonikoko SAN also filed similar applications on behalf of the APC the third respondent
The Honourable Court in its judgment agreed with Pinheiro SAN and Owonikoko SAN and struck out the new facts sought to be introduced by EBUN Adegboruwa SAN for the Plaintiffs as being statute barred
On the substantive issues, the Court rejected Adegboruwa SAN contentions and agreed with Mr Abiru and APCs :
1. That the issue of residency and indegineship are not disqualifying factors under the constitution. Consequently, the reliefs sought by the Plaintiffs predicated upon this allegation were dismissed
2. On the issue of registration or double registration, the court held that registration is not a disqualifying factor under Section 65 and 66 of the constitution. Thus, the allegations of double registration cannot disqualify the 2nd Defendant and the reliefs sought thereon were dismissed
In all the Court found that there was no merit in the case of the Plaintiffs (PDP and Gbadamosi ) and same was dismissed for being unmeritorious.
NTDC boss, Folly Coker”s 2nd Marriage Crashes
The second marriage of Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Company, (NTDC), to Aisha Rimi, has reportedly crashed.
Just when everyone thought Coker’s second marriage to Aisha Rimi, a member of Rimi Partners, an Abuja -based law firm specialising in corporate legal services, business advisory services and government relations, would outlast his first, it ended up making a dry run while it lasted.
Coker was first married to Folake Akindele-Coker, the boss of foremost fashion design label, *Tiffany* *Amber* . Folly Coker as he is fondly called, ended the marriage, which produced three children, abruptly. Still dazed by the manner with which her marriage ended, Folake retained her ex-husband’s name and still does to this day. While she is still single, Folly (as he is fondly called) moved on quickly and jumped into another marriage with Aisha. Aisha also used to be married to Lateef Bello Osagie, a sibling of Hakeem Bello Osagie, a former Chairman of United Bank of Africa (UBA). No sooner had her marriage to Lateef ended than she hooked up with Folly and married him. They resolved to give their second attempt at marriage their best shot and make their new ‘partnership’ work.
In fact, early in the marriage, Folly and his wife managed to keep the union together, but seeing that they could no longer continue to patch things up, they both finally decided they had had enough of each other.
What could have led to breakup of their marriage?
Pundits are however of the opinion that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission investigation of Aisha’s alleged involvement in the diversion of the sum of N3 billion from the account of Lagos State Government Number Plate Production Authority, when Folly was the managing director, was allegedly the beginning of the end of their marriage.
Recall that the EFCC in an affidavit had alleged that the investigation of the fraud was based on an intelligence received by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit of suspicious transactions on the account of Rimi and Partners.
According to the EFCC, there were “heavy inflows” in excess of N3 billion from LSGNPPA into the account of the company owned by Aisha Rimi, who was still married to Coker at the time.That perhaps,was the catalyst that set the tone for the marriage break up as Aisha was said to have revealed many things to the anti graft body.
Presently, close friends and associates of the family are watching with keen interest what the outcome of this break up will result to.
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