BUA Group has described the publication of Dangote Group wherein it stated that BUA misinterpreted the fact about a pending Court case as untrue and laden with fraught misrepresentations
A statement by BUA Group explained that Dangote, in it’s hurry to twist facts, failed to justify the alleged misrepresentation in its publication but stylishly stated that it has appealed the Judgment whilst accepting the recent Court order, which granted BUA the right to peaceful possession and operators of it’s three Mining Sites in Obu-Okpela in Edo State.
BUA Group said that in the said publication by Dangote Group, it was alleged that the initial publication by the BUA Group was riddled with misrepresentations and deliberate distortions of facts, adding that till date, the Dangote Group failed to identify any specific fact which was distorted.
BUA stated that on the contrary, the Dangote Group admitted the fact that the judgement of the Court indeed restrained Dangote Industry Limited, DIL, and the other respondents as contended by BUA, albeit stating that the judgement of the Court constitutes complete aberrations and contains manifest contradictions and it has exercised the legal right to appeal the decision of the Court.
BUA said that whilst it consider this attempt to disparage the Court on the pages of print media as an affront, it shall not be joining issues with the Dangote Group , as it is of the view that the Court can protect itself and DIL reserves the right to appeal the decision of the Court.
It said that the Dangote Group also questioned the right of BUA to institute the BUA Fundamental Right Suit on the bases that it was a clear abuse of Court process as there are two other pending suit-the BUA suit with No FHC/B/CS/74/2016; Dangote Industry Limited & Annor.v. BUA International Limited & Ors (Dangote suit).
It said that this in not withstanding that the Dangote Group itself ironically commenced the Dangote suit during the tendency of the BUA suit, adding that it is trite law that any fundamental right suit is an independent claim, which does not impede a pending case