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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Court freezes Dangote’s accounts in 20 banks

No, not Aliko Dangote but his younger brother, Sani Dangote. According to reports, a Federal High Court in Lagos today September 4th ordered 20 Commercial banks in Nigeria to dishonour all withdrawal cheques from Sani Dangote and his companies, Dansa Foods Limited and Bulk Pack Services Limited until September 11th

According to Punch, the high court judge, Justice Okon Abang, gave the order while presiding over a case brought against Dangote by Union Bank. Union Bank had dragged him and his companies to court over alleged refusal to pay up the N5.2bn loan granted his company since September, 2008. 
 
The bank, through its lawyer, Mr. Chukwudi Enebeli had instituted suits seeking an order of mareva injunction to restrain all the defendants’ banks in Nigeria-  Access, CITI, Diamond, Ecobank, Enterprise, Fidelity, Keystone, Mainstreet, Skye, Wema, Heritage, Sterling, Unity, Zenith Banks,  First Bank, First City Monument Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Standard Chartered Bank and United Bank for Africa - from allowing Mr Dangote and his companies to withdraw funds from their accounts pending the determination of the suits.

In the affidavits in support of its suits, Union Bank Plc urged the court to urgently grant the mareva order  because in a bid to evade payment of the loan, Dangote has been making frantic efforts to deplete the funds in the accounts of his companies, and that the bank’s investigations revealed that the defendants had started diverting the funds to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Canada and Switzerland.

An official of the bank, Olufunmilola Ayoola, while speaking about the suit said the failure of Mr Dangote's companies to pay up the loan had negatively affected the Nigerian economy, a development which the bank claimed necessitated the suits. She said this has made the bank handicapped in supporting small scale businesses because of the lack of Funds.

When the case was called up for hearing, the counsel to Dangote and his companies told the court that that they had filed objections challenging jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit. Officials of Diamond and Zenith banks who were present revealed that Mr Dangote was owing them as well.  Zenith Bank specifically said Dangote was indebted to the bank to the tune of seven million euros.

In view of the defendants’ objections contesting jurisdiction, the judge said the matter would be adjourned  till September 11, 2014 to be able to take all the applications.

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hehehehehe....i don't av a comment to make I jst want to write something

Alloy Chikezie said...

Ghen! Ghen!


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ellamichaels said...

Seen

Anonymous said...

Lol, dis is one thing with all these 2 much money people, d kind of money they owe ehn! Na wao! Even capital oil is even owing banks, Nneka hope u are saving o!

Anonymous said...

Snr Bros go sort am out nah! #bloodisthickerthanwater

Omoge Manchester said...

Only him waka come? Make him bro vex help am pay.

Bishop Dammy said...

You know @ first I thought it was Aliko ..anyways I hope this would be sorted out with time. It is well. James 4:17. BishopDammy#

eka said...

This is serious case of "bad loan".......

Juliebabe said...

Pls, pay your dept, ok.

£ teddy said...

Omo see gobe..His brother should help him nah

#king said...

U know say moni no be problem..billionaire family..m sure he will fix d problem.................................#KingOfKings

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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So dangote get junior brother self and it looks he use the influence of his brother to get that loan..... Sorry man but pay up ur depth and stop embarrassing that gud name at once......
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

motunrayo olaide said...

S in....my eyeballs almost fell off when I saw d headline........

Anonymous said...

Its good for the banks. All of them would be chasing big big people and their companies instead of them to support small and midium scale business. They would rather borrow 2billion to one man and denie N500000 loan to the average man trying to start a small business. Serves them right.

Engr Marc ph D said...

Na wa o. Big Man, Big wahala.

Berry said...

Sharp thief..see him eye for head.

vivienne said...

choi!! my boss ooo! eya too bad.. no matter wt Dansa Foods Ltd Still on for sure!! we rock!

lekzy said...

This is not funny.... Loan my foot!! So this is what they all stand on and u feel they are so rich that their wealth can't be compared.

Immaculate said...

Nonsense!!!!, his brother should pay the money and save the younger one from embarrassing their family.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Nawao since 2008,that's why the rich keep getting richer and the poor poorer.
This is why average depositors in banks find it hard to get loan from their banks,coz their money has been loaned to politicians for election or big businessmen who refused to pay back on time.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Jerry said...

He should pay back d money.

Anonymous said...

Big man Big problems....
Since 2008,what has he being doing? All these people sef.

And I thought banks were supposed to request for colleterals before granting loans?

Well sha,just watching...
###IamBeauty.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm linda,u wanted to give me tachycardia tot it was aliko dangote.

Ducci Duchai said...

Chief abeg pay nau.....

www.jeenager.com said...

This is not funny at all....

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taibat hassan said...

A lot of rich men in Nigeria commit monetary/financial crimes that the public are not even aware of, tax invasion,illegal business dealings,illegal transfer funds,money laundering,funding of terrorist group, you name them but 20 bank accounts for one person??? Now I'm thinking how many banks his brother bank with..

few said...

Dangote help ur broda nw#some family sef

Anonymous said...

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Shoutozone said...

Ouch... U got me thr Linda. I initially tot it was Aliko. But oga, why u sef no pay money wey u boro and save urslf som embarasmnt

Anonymous said...

noe be so my husband dangote dey owe banks every where

Olaleye Adisa said...

Let me call this wickedness. Owing a bank for almost 5years, and u are not even plan to refund the money, na wha for some people o.
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OFUOBI said...

These are the people messing and killing the banking system, and the Nigeria economy, yet our cowboy hat wearing president and NOI will always shy away from calling these folks to order. Serves the banks right anyway, if it is to encourage SMEs' through soft loans, they won't. His brother get money, make i'm help am pay.

Ugophany said...

Na waoh since 2008

winniekoko said...

Haba......now I totally agree with my Lecturer Dr.Gladys Nwakoye who said that most debtors are big men....

Anonymous said...

Help am pay wetin na hm broda send am boro money. Abeg mak hm pay by hmself jöor if d broda commot dat kind money 4rm hm pocket aw much go remaining abi aliko tel una say himself no dey owe bank.

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

We were never informed when he went to collect it, why now?

Timi Kuti said...

Karma!!! Oh well....

Anonymous said...

Its debt not dept,tnk me later

Anonymous said...

It's called tax evasion not tax invasion

Anonymous said...

Well said

hilary obiorah said...

I expect this to be resolved ASAP! His brother definitely will come to his aide! People often look at the glamorous life of the rich and famous and forget that most of them are living on loans

Anonymous said...

Nigerian banks nawawo.. I work at the dangote office and Union bank actually agreed on a method of payment. The initial amount was 1bn but became 4.7bn because of interest. The judge was also paid off by someone we all know to destroy the family name. There are people out there stealing money and at least this man did not steal from them. The last time they demanded him to pay was a year ago and they had an agreement so this is someone paying them off and the bank using his name for their own self interest because if we think about it 5bn is not a big deal to this family.

Anonymous said...

It's spelt debt

Anonymous said...

Seconded

Anonymous said...

All these nigerian banks na wa woo.. Always using big people's name for their interest. I work with the dangote office and Union bank did not actually demand that amount recently. He wanted to pay them off but they decided on a different way of payment. The bank went behind is back to the court because they were being paid by a certain someone that we know and I wont mention names. The judge also paid the punch to publish that. There are 1000s of nigerians that are worst than this.
Linda stop rushing into posting things.. The original amount was 1bn and it became 4.78bn because the bank put their interest. And 5bn is nothing to this family. He is going to pay back the right way. Every business man (successful business man) owes at least one bank money.Sooo......

Anonymous said...

Vivienne what are u doing here.lol. Will tell u who dis is wen we see in d office tomoro.

Anonymous said...

Liks senior bros is not owning abi?

Anonymous said...

All these nigerian banks na wa woo.. Always using big people's name for their interest. I work with the dangote office and Union bank did not actually demand that amount recently. He wanted to pay them off but they decided on a different way of payment. The bank went behind is back to the court because they were being paid by a certain someone that we know and I wont mention names. The judge also paid the punch to publish that. There are 1000s of nigerians that are worst than this.
Linda stop rushing into posting things.. The original amount was 1bn and it became 4.78bn because the bank put their interest. And 5bn is nothing to this family. He is going to pay back the right way. Every business man (successful business man) owes at least one bank money.Sooo......

Anonymous said...

Yaay! And you're first to comment too. Tool ... Opata

JJ said...

@Vivienne, for how long? I would advice you to start looking for a new job.

Kemikal said...

ALL THESE FULANI BASTARDS ARE LEECHES, PARASITES AND SCROUNGERS. THEY ARE THE BIGGEST SCAMMERS IN NIGERIA. HIS ASSETS MUST BE FROZEN UNTIL HE HAS PAID ALL THE MONEY HE OWES. SCUMBAGS. I BET THEY WONT TRY THEIR FRAUDULENT NONSENSE IN GUINEA (WHERE THEIR ANCESTORS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM).

WHEN FULANI PEOPLE ARE NOT ISLAMISING NIGERIA, THEY ARE EITHER BLOWING IT UP OR STEALING OUR OIL LICENCES OR 419ing OUR BANK OR PLOTIING MILITARY COUP TO STEAL POWER.

EVERYTHING ABOUT FULANI PEOPLE IS THIEVING, SCAM AND KLEPTOCRACY. SCUMBAGS. YOU FULANI OLIGACHY AND PLUTOCRATS ARE PLOTTING TWO SEPERATE MILITARY COUPS TO SABOTAGE 2015. WE ARE READY TO ROUND UP ALL OF YOU AND CONTAINERISE ALL OF YOU (LIKE UMARU FULANI DIKKO) BACK TO GUINEA OR KIRIKIRI. WE KNOW WHAT YOU FULANI BASTARDS ARE PLOTTING IN THE NIGERIAN ARMY. ALL OF YOU WILL BE ROUNDED UP. PROMISE.




Anonymous said...

@ Anon.530pm. You don't have to make a comment as I will make one for you. I remembered when I made comments months ago about Femi Otedola being called a billionaire and was attacked. Majority of these so called Nigerian are in debted to banks in billions including Aliko Dangote himself. I used to worked with one of this big banks and I said it then that "If you take bank money out if their money, they are left with nothing" not even a kobo. I understand borrowing money for business but in Nigeria, majority of them borrowed loans for personal show offs Buying private jet with bank money that was loaned to them for business. I have no regard for 90% if them. Is only in Nigeria that they can get away with this nonsense. They live in Banana Island when they can afford Surulere. They have private jet when they can afford to fly business class on commercial. When then died, the bank owns everything they have.

Badoo of Toronto said...

Stupid family..your brother that hires Liberians/Indians ahead Nigerians in his company is next....

sweet malo said...

This is just a media hype as usual, I assure u that what really happened may come out tomorrow, and linda go xplain am very well....!

Anonymous said...

Why bro go help am pay,no be him own 20 banks,wetin dey inside abeg oga pay ur money!

APPLE said...

No body is above the law.

Anonymous said...

You see it, my money & your money they are talking about, since 2008. No wonder the rich are becoming richer, trading with my money since 2008 what a huge interest. ############OTUoCHA

peter adebowale said...

"Twenty banks for just one person? So sketchy".....

Shina Shine said...

this is too much
pls pay your debt






BORN TO SHINE!!!!

Eka Joy said...

Abi na, serves them right.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. Obumnemeudeze@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Afi "tax invasion" naa.

Anonymous said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Lol! They will want to make us think that they are rich while it's our money that they are spending. Poor people!

ebb said...

But dangote is making profit from his cement biz. His he not trying to legalize cement produce to 42.5 to send elephant cement out of the market? Why can't he pay up the loan instead of diverting the funds? Smh

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@MeetdrealEvans said...

20 bank acc. Operated by 1 man...no wonder d average cashier in a bank can't even change his suit...I.e 1st Bank...

Anonymous said...

Nawao aburo olowo ton jegbese...olubukola daniels aka blackmamba

helle russel said...

Corruption everywhere.very evident in the judiciary

helle russel said...

This post wasn't written by linda. I bet it was written by a colleague.lolz,i can see our legal terms and jargons innit.maerva injunction thinz...sure not all know the meaning even linda.hahahah

Anonym said...

PLEASE LINDA READ IT CAREFULLY!! His accounts have not been frozen oo. Stop spreading false news and hype from the media. I'm sure it is jist hype as usual from the media

Anonym said...

You clearly have personal issues. People like you are the reason why Nigerians won't move forward.

Anonymous said...

You are obviously a very unhappy person. It's clear you have issues. May God help you out of your situation.

Anonym said...

But it is not his personal bank accounts that are going to be frozen. It is the company's bank account. What is the hype about?

Anonymous said...

True talk brother.

brown suga said...

There u go

onye nsogbu said...

Go and borrow the money from ya brother na!!! False billionaire like you!

COMRADE EKOJA said...

serious ghen ghen, pay your debt

esse valeria said...

God will expose them one after the other onigbese

Okezie Okezie said...

These DANGOTES and their quest for ill-gotten riches! after enriching themselves from the federal pause thru' our past corrupt leaders, they have extended to the banks! this is what SLS was trying to stop in his name & shame them scheme. but when will the bankers learn their lesson on single obligor's limit in their lending! how can you give out a whooping N5.2b to just one person? what does he produce? how many people are in his employ? how much did you lend to the PZs, UNILEVERS etc? when are we going to start doing things right in this country? God save us oooooo

Anonymous said...

FUCK BANK AND THEIR SCAMS, PUBLISHING IT TO SPOIL HIS IMAGE LOL, ONLY BROKE ASS WILL INSAULT HIM BUT WE KNOW THE GAME. BANKS AND THEIR MANAGERS WAS IT 5.2 BILLION HE BORROWED? THINK BEFORE YOU WRITE, WE NIGERIAN ARE WISER THAN THIS, YOU CAN BE IN HIS SHOE TOMORROW.FUCK#BROKE#ASS

Anonymous said...

I USE TO B STAFF OF HIS COMPANY.... DAT PLACE IS TERRIBLE... DEY R STILL OWING ONE OF THE DRIVER DAT USE TO B A STAFF THERE... SANI IS GETTING HIS REWARD FOR WHAT HE DID SO MANY WORKERS DAT HAS WORKED FOR HIM. DAT MAN IS HEARTLESS.... SO MANY TINS MY DEAR LIND, WERE DU I START FROM!!!! #DORO CLASSY#

Anonymous said...


Broth, buy that shenanigan bank called Union Bank and liquidate them instanta; they overcharge people and is a sign they may soon go under.

Anonymous said...

I laugh in Aboki pidgin,.... chai..........

Anonymous said...

Why will they freeze his account? by dobis112@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What do u have to offer if he recruits you??????? Go blame ur Govt and not d Capitalists......

Anonymous said...

This is how the banks got liquidated and the poor lost their hard earned money!! My husband has a lot (to us) of money in the defunct savanah bank which was brought down becaise the new investor asked the debtors to pay up and advertise in papers...! All these greedy people, they have started with Union bank....pay up your debt oga, abi nah wetin???

Anonymous said...

My bro don't pay even me if I get it I go chop make them take me to so called efcc I go find my way out

Anonymous said...

Na wa o!

Anonymous said...

Na wa o!

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