Court orders seizure of Emirates Aircraft over N8.1m judgment debt

By Adebisi Onanuga

A Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the seizure of an aircraft belonging to Emirates Airline over an N8.1 million judgment debt.

The order followed a motion filed by Dr. Charles Mekwunye seeking for the enforcement of a Supreme Court judgment in a suit between Miss Promise Mekwunye and the airline.

Granting the reliefs sought by the claimant, Justice Mohammed Liman, held, “It is accordingly ordered that an attachment is hereby issued on the judgment debtor’s aircraft registered as ‘A6 Aircraft Type 77W EK: 783/784’, or any other aircraft belonging to the judgment debtor which flies into Nigeria territory, to be arrested and detained until the judgment debt is fully paid: in default after 30 days, the aircraft shall be auctioned to satisfy the judgment debt.”

The judge also ordered Emirates Airline to bear the cost of maintenance and custody of the detained aircraft.

Miss Mekwunye who was then a student of North Texas University, Denton, Texas, USA…

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