Agn Court latest!Read full statement of Bot and their stand against Ibinabo and Emeka ike

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We have decided to talk to the press concerning what have been dished out by Emeka Ike concerning his litigation with the members of the Board of Trustees of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. Emeka Ike has been telling the world that he has won his case against the Board of Trustees of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and that he has been declared the President of the Body. We need to correct this falsehood deliberately being peddled around obviously for political gains of the bearer of the false information.

The truth is that Emeka Ike did not get any judgment or victory against members of the Board of Trustees of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. His case is Suit No FHC/L/CS/365/2011 and it is still pending before Honourable Justice Tsoho of the Federal High Court Lagos. It has been adjourned to Thursday 16th April, 2015 for hearing of the objection filed by Emeka Ike against the appearance of our new counsel in the matter. If his case is still pending before the Court, how can the same court declare him to be the President without deciding the matter finally? This is the central issue for resolution in that case.

The truth is that another case filed by St. Maradona Mikevine Johnson v. Board of Trustees of the Actors Guild of Nigeria Suit No FHC/L/CS/734/2013 was decided by the Court on 16th March, 2015. In that case the Court ruled among other things that the term of office of the members of the Board of Trustees of Actors Guild has expired. We have since appealed against that decision. One of the planks of our complaint is that the members of the Board of Trustees whose tenure was declared to have expired were not made parties to that action. Despite this complaint the Court in its infinite wisdom found against us and we have appealed to the Court of Appeal against that decision.

The issue is that you cannot just sue a company and claim that the tenure of members of the Board of the company has expired without joining the individuals whom you are contending that their tenure has expired. Their membership of the Board pertains to their individual rights. An issue affecting such individual rights cannot be decided behind the individuals. That is one of the things that we are complaining is wrong with the decision of the trial Court as a result of which we have appealed against it.

Apart from appealing we have filed motion for stay of execution. The implication of filing stay is that the Court judgment has not become operative until the Motion for stay is decided either in our favour or against us. This has not happened yet. It thus means that as at now, the judgement is not yet operative. Despite this motion which is pending, Emeka Ike has been sending thugs to unleash violence in order to take over the office of the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. This is lawlessness in its extremity. Individual litigants do not execute court orders/judgments by themselves. In this case Emeka Ike did not get judgment to start with. Assuming he got judgment, he cannot execute it by himself or through thugs but through Court officials whose responsibility it is to do so. He cannot take laws into his own hands. The fact remains that he did not get judgement so he cannot execute any judgement.

Further, with the pendency of the application for stay of execution that we have filed, Emeka Ike or anybody else who got judgment cannot execute same until that application is decided. It is only after determination of the application that the judgment of court can be enforced, but we must say in this case, not by Emeka Ike or his croonies.

Even in the action filed by Emeka Ike he is contending that 17 Ajao Road is not the office of the actors Guild of Nigeria. We wonder why he should come here now to seek to cause commotion.



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