For the third time, Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, on Wednesday, failed to appear in court for his arraignment before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
Justice Dada had, on February 9, 2018, issued a bench warrant against Chukwuma, following his failure to appear in court on January 17 and February 9, 2018 to take his plea over a fraud charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
At yesterday’s proceedings, Justice Dada disclosed that Chukwuma had filed a petition against her at the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Consequently, the judge said that she would not take any further step in the case until she has responded to the “undisclosed grounds” in the petition against her.
“I have no personal interest in this case. In fact, I’ll be relieved if this case is taken from me, as it will be a reduction of my work load.”
“This case is adjourned till Wednesday, April 25, 2018 for arraignment,” she added.
Chukwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, are to be arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretence, obtaining property by false pretence, stealing and forgery.