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Drama As Police Attempt Arrest of HealthPlus E -MD



There was a mild drama at the premises of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday as the police attempted to arrest Bukky George, the plaintiff in the case involving her and HealthPlus Ltd, where she served as the Managing Director.

The court subsequently warned the parties not to fall into contempt over the attempted arrest of Bukky George.

Mrs George is the Plaintiff in a suit involving HealthPlus Ltd, HealthPlus Africa Holdings Ltd, Dr. Ayo Salami, Ms. Afsane Jetha, Mr. Zachary Fond and Mr. Deji Akinyanju,

The alleged arrest attempt occurred after Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo had already adjourned the suit till November 16 for ruling on who should represent the first defendant.

The judge had also fixed 27th November for hearing of the substantive suit, with parties dispersing.

George and her lawyer, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN, who had already left the room, rushed in back.

They informed the judge that the police were outside and attempted to arrest George contrary to an earlier undertaking by the defence.

According to them, the defence counsel, Mr Oluseye Opasanya SAN had made an undertaking to the effect that no such step would be taken, adding that he held a duty to court and to his clients.

Ruling on Ayorinde’s application for the court’s protection, Justice Oguntoyinbo ordered the parties to maintain the status quo.

The judge said: “I have listened to learned Senior Advocate Of Nigeria, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde that in contradiction to the undertaking made by the defendant, the police still attempted to arrest the Plaintiff.

“The court will not fold its arms and allow anarchy in a case pending before it.

“Consequently, an order of status quo is hereby made. Nobody should take any step that will undermine the decision of this court. If anybody does, such will be in contempt of court.”

In the suit marked, FHC/L/CS/609/2020] George is seeking to stop her removal as CEO, against the announcement made by the Board of HealthPlus Limited on September 25, 2020.

The company announced a change in its management with Chidi Okoro joining as Chief Transformation Officer and would serve as the new person at the helms of affairs in the organization.

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