Court docket prevents former CEO of Seplat Vitality, Austin Aboru, from launching his books

A former Managing Director of Seplat Vitality, Mr. Austin Aboru, has been restrained by the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory in Bwari, Abuja from releasing his books to the general public.

The books titled “My Entrepreneurial Journey” and “A Secure A part of Palms and Politics, Financial system and the Nigerian Oil Business” have been to be launched on August 4, at Eko Resorts and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The presiding decide, Justice SB Belgore, on Tuesday granted a gag order restraining Mr. Aboru, his publishers, Radi8 Restricted and their brokers and confidants from presenting the guide pending the listening to and dedication of the discover software.

What occurred

The swimsuit marked: FCT/HC/BW/CV/184/22 was filed by Nwabughogu Vibrant and Ezechuchukwu Augustine Nnaemeka who claimed that they’re involved about house owners of proprietary rights in Seplat Vitality Plc.

In accordance with them, the content material of the books harms their curiosity as shareholders of Seplat Vitality Plc.

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In ruling on the movement, Decide Belgore prevented the defendants within the lawsuit from presenting the books or some other guide on August 4, till the listening to and determination on the movement in a discover.

The decide additionally directed the Inspector Normal of Police (IGP) to make sure strict compliance with the orders issued by the court docket.

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After issuing the next injunctions, the decide adjourned till August 30 to debate the applying within the discover.

  • The court docket famous, “An order of short-term injunction restraining the defendants, their secretaries, representatives, brokers and all these designated from interfering with the entire of rights by distributing or inflicting to be distributed the guide entitled “My Entrepreneurial Journey” by Austin Aboru, the founding CEO. , Seplat Vitality pending dialogue and determination on the request for discover is hereby accepted.
  • “An order granting an exception from the Excessive Court docket of the FCT to the Guidelines (Civil Process), 2018 and ordering that however the supply of Order 43 Rule 3 (2) of the rule of this honorable court docket, that the interim order in relation to the discharge of the above will live on till The listening to on the request for discover, which has now been set for 8-30-2022, is hereby accepted.
  • “An order is hereby issued instructing the Inspector Normal of Police, himself or any officer underneath his management or command, to make sure strict compliance with the aforementioned orders.”

what it’s good to know

  • Mr Aboru retired from Seplat power in November 2019 as CEO, however later turned a non-executive director till his sudden exit in December 2021.

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