Tade Ipadeola, counsel to Dapo Apara, a former managing director of Alpha Beta Consulting, a tax firm, says the originating summons filed at Igbosere high court, Lagos, against Bola Tinubu, former governor of the state, and the company, have been burnt.
Apara’s lawyer, Mr. Tade Ipadeola, stated this during an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday.
“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.”
Apara had sued the company, Tinubu and the current Managing Director of the firm, Akin Doherty.
In the writ of summons marked LD/7330GCMW/2020, Apara asked the respondents to appear within 42 days or judgment may be given in their absence.
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.
Alpha Beta has since dismissed the claims of Apara, saying its former managing director was removed because he committed crimes.