Papers filed against Tinubu, Alpha Beta burnt during invasion of Lagos court

The originating summons filed at Igbosere high court, Lagos, against former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu, and Alpha Beta Consulting firm, at Igbosere high court have been burnt.

This was disclosed by Tade Ipadeola, counsel to Dapo Apara, a former managing director of the tax firm.

The high court was among government facilities vandalized by hoodlums last week who carted away files and equipment from the building.

The attack on the court happened after suspected hoodlums broke loose in the dying days of the #EndSARS protest.

In the suit, Apara had alleged that the company has been diverting billions of naira from the coffers of the Lagos state government since 2002.

The former MD also alleged that Tinubu demanded that a 70 percent equity interest be assigned to Olumide Ogunmola and Adegboyega Oyetola, two people said to be his associates.

Oyetola, Tinubu’s nephew, is the incumbent governor of Osun state.

Apara claimed his proposal led to the establishment of the company during the period Tinubu was governor of Lagos.

Speaking with PUNCH on Tuesday, Ipadeola said they would have to re-file their case again, adding that the registry has now been moved to Ikeja.

“Everything in Igbosere high court got burnt including the registrar’s copy of our application,” the lawyer said.

“In fact, the whole building was burnt to ashes. So, we will have to file again. The registry has been moved to Ikeja.

“We may have to file the case afresh at the Ikeja high court but we have not yet been instructed to do so.”

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