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2023: Igbo presidency group, SEFORP, faces fraud suit

A gaggle championing Nigeria President of Igbo extraction is now being confronted with a go well with earlier than a Excessive Court docket in Enugu State for allegedly utilizing the venture to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

The group, South-East for President, 2023, SEFORP2023 was dragged to court docket by a lawyer, Obiezu Nwachukwu.

Listed as plaintiffs are the commissioner for human capital improvement and poverty discount, Enugu State, the Director of Cooperative Societies, Enugu State, SEFORP 2023 multi-purpose Cooperative Society and Rev. Okechukwu Christopher Obioha.

Within the go well with No, E/727/202, he advised the court docket that “regardless of the registration of the third Defendant SEFORP2023 Multi-purpose Society Restricted, as cooperative society by the 4th Defendant who can also be the president of the third Defendant, he had continued to make use of both the registered acronym SEFORP2023, or the total title of the registered cooperative society underneath the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act, Southeast for Presidency 2023, to arrange political conferences, canvassing for the election of a southeast president in 2023, and fraudulently extort monies from unsuspecting members of the general public. Copies of flyers created and distributed for this function are hooked up herewith and collectively marked as Exhibit 3.

“That I do know as a matter of reality, that the 4th Defendant utilizing the third Defendant has been sending textual content messages of proposed conferences and sending out account variety of the third Defendant with First Financial institution, inquiring for funds from unsuspecting members of the general public. Copies of the messages despatched out by the 4th Defendant utilizing the 4th Defendant are hooked up herewith as Exhibit 4.

“That I do know that the First Checking account with account quantity 2034516784, belonging to SEFORP2023 MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD, has persistently been used for soliciting funds for political functions by the 4th Defendant as in opposition to the byelaws of the third Defendant and the provisions of the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act.”

The claimant is asking the court docket to find out “Whether or not by the mixed provisions and correct interpretation of sections 2(1A&B),5(1),6(1A),11(2) and 57 of the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act, and in view of the provisions of part 3(1) of the bye-laws of the third Defendant, the third Defendant can lawfully interact in political actions, with respect to the declaration of Southeast for the presidency in 2023, as being projected and revealed by way of a number of media by the third Defendant.

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“Whether or not the engagement and participation in political actions by the third Defendant will not be in opposition to the intents and functions of the creation and or registration of the third Defendant as a cooperative society by advantage of the mixed provisions of sections 2(1A&B),5(1),6(1A),11(2) and 57 of the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act.

“Whether or not by advantage of the registration of the third Defendant as a cooperative society in Enugu, and the restricted variety of the members of the third Defendant as a cooperative society as contained in its registration types, the third Defendant has the authorized capability and or can lawfully interact, undertake or manage political rallies, political conferences, for the southeast presidency in 2023 for the advantage of all of the southeast indigenes.

“Whether or not given the engagement in political actions opposite to the provisions of the Cooperative Societies Act, and the bye-laws of the third Defendant, the first and 2nd Defendants, aren’t empowered to cancel the registration of the third Defendant as a cooperative society.

“Whether or not having registered the third Defendant as a cooperative society, underneath the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act, the 4th Defendant can lawfully use the registered title, in any type, for any political functions.”

The plaintiff requested the Court docket to make a declaration that the conducts of the third and 4th Defendants, fraudulently utilizing the third Defendant and fascinating it in political actions because it impacts and pertains to the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Southeast curiosity in 2023, is in contravention of the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act,underneath which the third Defendant was registered by the first and 2nd Defendant, and the bye legal guidelines of the third Defendant, and subsequently null, void and of no impact in anyway.

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“That by advantage of the registration of the third Defendant as a cooperative society, underneath the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act, by the first and 2nd Defendants, and the bye legal guidelines of the third Defendant, the third Defendant, has no vires, powers or authorized standing in anyway, to meddle into politics in Enugu or Nigeria as an entire, because it impacts the southeast presidency in 2023.

“That by advantage of the registration of the third Defendant as a cooperative society in Enugu, and by advantage of the bye legal guidelines of the third Defendant, the third Defendant is restricted solely to advocate for the welfare of its members alone, because it has no authorized capability to advocate for the southeast presidency in 2023 for all of the indigenes of the southeast states of Nigeria.

“That by advantage of the registration of the third Defendant as a cooperative society in Enugu, and by advantage of the bye legal guidelines of the third Defendant, and the truth that all the indigenes of southeast area , aren’t members of the third Defendant, the third Defendant as a cooperative society, has no authorized capability, to convene, invite, manage in any type in anyway, political conferences,conferences or actions, for the belief of the southeast presidency in 2023, for all of the indigenes of the southeast states of Nigeria.”

He’s additionally in search of an injunction “restraining the third Defendant, whether or not by itself, brokers, servants, workers, members, or howsoever and by no matter title known as, insofar as it’s registered underneath the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act, as a cooperative society, from taking part in any type or method, in any political actions, in anyway, both in Enugu or Nigeria as an entire, for the southeast presidency in 2023.

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“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the third Defendant, whether or not by itself, brokers, servants, workers, members or howsoever and by no matter title known as, by advantage of its registration as a cooperative society, underneath the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act, from convening any political conferences or any conferences in anyway for the dialogue or deliberations because it impacts the southeast indigenes and the southeast presidency in 2023.

“A declaration by this honourable court docket, that each one conferences, conferences, selections, communiques, reached or taken by advantage of conferences convened by the third Defendant, a registered cooperative society, underneath the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act, because it impacts southeast indigenes, with respect to southeast presidency in 2023, are unlawful, unconstitutional, illegal, extremely vires the powers of the third Defendant, void and of no impact in anyway.

“An order of this honourable court docket, nullifying and invalidating each and all steps taken, selections reached, by advantage of any conferences, conferences, or seminars convened by the third Defendant, with respect to the discussions, selections or agreements because it impacts the southeast presidency in 2023.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 4th Defendant, whether or not by himself, brokers, servants, workers, or howsoever and by no matter title known as, from utilizing the acronym SEFORP2023, or the title South East for President 2023, for the needs of projecting the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023 for the Southeast of Nigeria, because the acronym and title conflicts with the target of the registered cooperative society, SEFORP2023 Multipurpose Cooperative Society Restricted, of which the 4th Defendant is the president therein.

“An order of this honourable court docket directing the first and 2nd Defendants to deregister or cancel the registration of the third Defendant as a cooperative society, underneath the Nigerian Cooperative Societies Act.”

When contacted for feedback, Obioha mentioned he was not conscious of any pending go well with as he was but to be served.

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