The Federal High Court sitting in Owerri has restrained the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) from proceeding with its Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for Saturday, October 26 in Owerri, Imo State.
Justice T.G. Ringim on Thursday, October 24 granted an interim injunction stopping the scheduled AGM pending the hearing and determination of a suit filed by Amadi Buduburusi Vincent and five others marked, FHC/OW/CS/123/2019.
A copy of the ruling was sent to Safety Record by Registrar of the Yusuf Malgwi-led group, Mr. Benson Adam-Otite.
The court restrained ISPON (1st defendant); ISPON Registrar, Mr. Bola Aborode (2nd); and ISPON President, Dr. Nnamdi Ilodiuba (3rd defendant) from going ahead with the AGM.
The court also restrained any member of the institute from attending the AGM on Saturday, October 26 or November 28 – 30.
Amadi & 5 ORS in their motion ex parte filed on October 11, 2019, sought an order of the court restraining ISPON, Aborode, Ilodiuba or any member of the institute from holding or attending the AGM pending the determination of the motion on notice before the court.
The affidavit in support of the motion on notice was deposed to by Amadi Buduburusi, a member of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria.
Upon reading through the said Motion and Affidavit in support and after hearing counsel to the plaintiff, J.A. Umweni, Esq. move his two applications, Justice Ringim ruled that, “An interim injunction is hereby issued restraining the 2nd and 3rd defendants or any member of the 1st defendant from convening any Annual General Meeting of the 1st defendant which is fixed for the 26th of December, 2019 pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice filed in this suit.
“An Interim Injunction is also hereby issued to all the defendants including all the members of the 1st defendant in other branches of the Federation restraining them from attending any Annual General Meeting of the 1st Defendant fixed for the 26th of October, 2019.”