Arraignment of BATN, other over alleged perversion of cause of Justice stalls

The scheduled arraignment of British American Tobacco Nigeria Limited (BATN) and one of its official, Austin Okonji before a Lagos Federal High Court over alleged perversion of cause of justice, suffered a setback due to the absence of BATN’s legal representative. Consequently, Justice Lewis Allagoa, has fixed October 9, 2021, for their arraignment of both BATN and Okonji. Both BATN and it’s risk manager, Okonji were charged before the court by Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) for obstructing and impeding the Police and PCCPC’s officials from executing a search…

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FG charges British-American Tobacco for allegedly perverting cause of justice

The federal government through the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC) has slammed a three-count charge of perverting the cause of justice, against British American Tabacco Nigeria Limited (BATN)  Charged alongside BATN before a Lagos Federal High Court, is one Austin Okonji, said to be the tobacco’s firm Risk Manager. Both BATN and Okonji were alleged to  have perverted the cause of justice, by obstructing and impeding the police and PCCPC officials to execute a search warrant issued by an Abuja division of the Court, in a suit marked  FHC/ABJ/CS/1662/2020, issued on December…

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