The High Court of the FCT gave the ruling in an action instituted by Folarin Aluko against the branch and her bankers Access bank claiming inter Alia that he is the chairman of the branch by virtue of a court order made by Kekemeke J in favor of Ezenwa Anumnu and by which capacity he should be the signatory of the branch accounts with Access bank.

Recall that there has been a leadership tussle in the branch by which Folarinwa Aluko claiming to have received his chairmanship mandate pursuant to an interim order of court granted to Ezenwa Anumnu four years ago in an originating summons action in which he sought a declaration that he is the chairman of NBA Abuja branch.

The FCT High Court had declined jurisdiction and held the facts of the case to be very contentious and should not be commenced by originating summons but by a writ of summons.

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