By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Justice J. Peters of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Ibadan has adjourned a case involving the Odua investment conglomerate and a former staff of the company, Mr. Biodun Adedeji to November 25 for hearing.
Mr. Biodun Adedeji had approached the court challenging termination of his appointment as a staff of the company.
Appearing before the court on Wednesday, Chief Adebayo Adenipekun (SAN) told the court that the third defendant in the matter, the Group Managing Director of the company was stock up in the endsars protest in Lagos, therefore, he could not present at the court.
At the court are: the Company Secretary, Mrs Abiola Ajayi and the Head of Human Resources, Dr.Morakinyo Oloyede.
Given the details of the position on the company on the summon, Chief Adenipekun (SAN) said top management of the company which were commited to the growth and development of Odua investment were at the annual general meeting with the representatives of the South West governors when the baliffs brought summon to their office, and never knew about the incident that transpired between the baliffs and the security officers at the office.
Chief Adenipekun argued that the company Secretary who has been a lawyer for 31 years would never disrespect the judiciary, saying “Odua investment is a reputable organisation being manage by cultured individuals.”
Speaking further after the proceeding, Chief Adenipekun (SAN) appealed to the people to ignore false information being peddle by some indivuduals who had committed gross misconduct in odua investment.
The judge therefore adjourned the case till Novermber 25 for further hearing.