Nigerian Court Orders Emirates Airlines Plane to Be Seized to Pay Off $22,000 Judgement Debt

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A Nigerian judge has ordered an aeroplane belonging to Emirates Airlines to be seized to pay off a judgement debt the company owes.

A court case involving Promise Mekwunye and the airline was adjudicated in favour of the plaintiff, who was awarded damages amounting to N8.1 million ($22,103).

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Emirates Airlines has failed to pay the debt, leading to a new suit seeking a judgement to enforce the debt.

Justice Mohammed Liman thus rules that an airplane belonging to the airline be seized until the debt has been paid.

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The judge ruled: “It is accordingly ordered that an attachment is hereby issued on the judgment debtor’s aircraft registered as ‘A6 Aircraft Type 77W EK: 783/784’, or any other aircraft belonging to the judgment debtor which flies into Nigeria Territory, to be arrested and detained until the judgment debt is fully paid: in default after 30 days, the aircraft shall be auctioned to satisfy the judgment debt.”

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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