July 7, 2020
The founder and Chief Executive of Planet One Entertainment Limited, Mr. Shaka Akere Momoh, has urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), to look into what he described as alleged “unwholesome and sordid details of gross misconduct perpetrated” by one of its members, over the affairs of Planet One Entertainment Limited.
The appeal is contained in a petition dated May 12, 2020 which was received at the national secretariat of NBA on June 10, 2020 at Plot 1101 Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria with the title: “Petition Against Mr. Kunle Ogunba (SAN) For Conduct Unbecoming of A Legal Practitioner, Failure To Promote, Foster The Rule Of Law As Well As Refusal To Uphold And Observe The Cause Of Justice”.
According to the petition, having been appointed the Receiver/Manager over the affairs of Planet One Entertainment Ltd, Kunle Ogunba (SAN) allegedly proceeded to assume responsibility with complete disregard to order, law and principles governing Receivership under the law.
The petitioner said the learned Silk did by obtaining ex parte interim order from a Federal High Court judge, (Hon. Justice Saliu Saidu) with which he moved into the premises.
“We had no problem with that since we still had a chance to make out our case against the appointment and take over in the motion on notice before a final order of court.
“While all parties were at the Federal High Court (Hon. Justice Saliu Saidu) to determine whether or not the appointment of Receiver/Manager was valid and to persuade the court from refusing to make its ex parte order absolute, Kunle Ogunba (SAN) as Receiver/Manager undertook the following infamous and criminal steps:
“He sold the entire Planet One Entertainment Ltd, subject matter of the insolvency proceeding still pending before Hon. Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court between May and June 2018. The court eventually gave finally judgement on the matter on 1st April 2019 at a time when there was, for all practical purposes nothing remaining in the matter because a receiver/manager, Senior Lawyer had acted before the court judgment and automatically rendered court decision on 1st April 2019 meaningless…”, the petitioner alleged.
Attempts by our Correspondent to get the learned Silk’s response failed to yield result, as his mobile phone kept ringing unanswered.