Obanikoro, Coca-Cola Biker Over N96.8m Judgment Debt



A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has fixed July 11, 2017 for ruling in a motion filed by Nigerian Bottling Ltd seeking to set aside a garnishee order granted against five banks in respect of a N96.8m judgment awarded in favour of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.

Senator Obanikoro had in 2010 dragged NBC before an Edo High over an accident along Lagos-Benin Highway where a Coca-Cola truck crashed into her daughter’s car, killing the driver, a police orderly and her daughter’s friend, Ibukun Adeniyi.

Obanikoro’s daughter, Abidemi who was the only surviving person in the accident was subsequently flown to South Africa for life saving medical procedure.

Six years after the suit was filed, the Edo High Court sitting in Auchi delivered a judgment against NBC and awarded a cumulative cost of N96,767,737.52 in favour of the plaintiffs.

While $184,236.52 (N76,694,612) was…

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