A judge of the High Court in Akwa Ibom State sitting in Uyo has issued a warrant of arrest against former and present top management staff of Nigerian Breweries, Plc. Those whose arrests have been ordered include Mr. Michael Hernkimij (Former M.D/CEO, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Dr. Oladele O. Ajayi (Present M.D/CEO, Heineken Hungary, a sister company of Nigerian Breweries Plc),Frank O. Goweh (Management staff, Nigerian Breweries Plc) and Yusuf Ayeni (Management staff, Nigerian Breweries)
.A statement by Festus Keyamo chambers said “They have been declared wanted in relation to a criminal case of conspiracy to defraud, stealing and forgery. Mr. Festus Keyamo has been appointed a private prosecutor by the Attorney-General ofAkwaIbomStateto prosecute the Accused persons. The statement also noted however that some of those wanted have been hurriedly posted out of Nigeria (to avoid arrest and trial).
We have also written to the Inspector-General of Police to help secure their arrest and/or extradition.
Find below the text of the letter (sent) to the Inspector-General of Police:
“Thursday, May 24, 2012.
Inspector-General of Police,
Louis Edet House,
NOTICE OF WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF FRANK O. GOWEH, MICHAEL HERNKIMIJ, DR. OLADELE O. AJAYI, AND YUSUF AYENI.
Kindly find attached the Court Order and Warrant of arrest issued by the High Court of Justice, Akwa Ibom State, sitting at Uyo, (Per Honourable Justice Andrew E. Okon) on the 15th day of May, 2012 against the underlisted persons:
- 1. FRANK O. GOWEH, (Former employee, Nigerian Breweries Plc)
- 2. MICHAEL HERNKIMIJ, (Former M.D, Nigerian Breweries Plc)
- 3. DR. OLADELE O. AJAYI, (Former Director Sales, Nigerian Breweries Plc)
- 4. YUSUF AYENI,(Current employee, Nigerian Breweries Plc)
However, in a bid to escape from justice, these persons have since left the Country to take up new appointments elsewhere. We understand that MICHAEL HERNKIMIJ is now the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Sara Lee Corporation, Illinois, United States of America and DR. OLADELE O. AJAYI is now the Managing Director Heineken, Hungary.
We urge you to use your good offices to cause the arrest of the above mentioned persons by using both the Local and the Interpol department of the Nigeria Police Force to fish them out from whatever place or Country they are currently hiding and bring them to justice.
Accept our best regards.
For: Festus Keyamo Chambers,
UGOCHUKWU EZEKIEL, ESQ. AHMED TIJANI YUSUF, ESQ.
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