Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, former Lagos State Commissioner for Information is in big trouble.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered Sterling Bank Plc to stop paying out any money to Senator Opeyemi Bamidele pending the determination of a suit brought against him by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Justice Saliu Saidu made the order following an application by AMCON’s counsel Mr Kingsley Nwachukwu.
AMCON is seeking to recover an alleged N511.3million debt from the lawmaker, while Bamidele countersued for N464.1million, among other sums.
At the resumed hearing of the matter today, counsel to the Sterling Bank Plc, Aisha Nnaji, told the court that Bamidele had some funds with her bank (amount not disclosed).
Following this revelation, AMCON’s counsel Nwachukwu prayed the court to order the bank not to pay any funds to the Senator until the determination of the suit.
Bamidele’s counsel, Mr Bashiru Popoola, did not oppose him.
Consequently, Justice Saidu granted AMCON’s application.
Justice Saidu adjourned the matter till March 3, for further hearing.