The court also ordered Fidelity Bank Plc, Makurdi branch, to pay an unconditional fine of N100, 000 for attempting to pervert justice.
Justice R.B Haastrup held that the bank erred, having admitted in the first instance and informed the court that it had enough funds as well as placed a lien on the judgement sum to turn around and file another affidavit contrary to the earlier submission.
Citing the Constitution, Sheriff and Civil Process Act, the judge dismissed the judgement debtors’ application for not only being frivolous but vexatious and lacking in merit.
She consequently turned the Order Nisi to an absolute order against Fidelity Bank Plc to pay the creditors the judgement sum.
It will be recalled that the Benue State Government set up a six-man committee headed by the then Director of Industries, Mr. Jeff Yaji, to investigate the salary arrears owed staff of the company in 2008 following the lease of the said company to a private investor, Glowrich Nigeria Limited.
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