Tade Ipadeola, lawyer to Dapo Apara, former managing director of Alpha Beta, a tax consulting firm, has said the court papers filed against his client and Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were lost to the burning of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere.
The court was looted and set ablaze after the #EndSARS protests got violent last week.
“Everything in Igbosere High Court got burnt including the registrar’s copy of our application. 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,” Ipadeola told The Punch in an interview on Tuesday.
Apara had sued the company, Tinubu and the current Managing Director of the firm, Akin Doherty, claiming that the former controlled the company which was receiving 10 per cent of the taxes collected on behalf of the state.
The former MD said as the head of the company, he began looking into its finances and he made many startling discoveries such as mysterious transfers of over N20 billion to various companies. He also claimed that N960 million was spent on purchasing HITV’s 300,000,000 shares.