Ayo Animashaun Vs Heritage Bank: In the on-going war between businessman Ayo Animashaun, owner of Hip TV, and Nigerian financial institution, Heritage Bank Plc, details have now emerged that the bank allegedly seized properties belonging to the business man.
According to a document sighted by Lailasnews.com, the bank had on the 30th March 2019 taken over some properties belonging to Smooth Productions and and then appointed one Mr Gani-Gigado Abubakar, a solicitor and insolvency practitioner, as a manager/receiver of the company.
Smooth Productions belonging to Mr Animashaun, according to the document, could have been seized from the businessman over an alleged indebtedness to the bank.
Animashaun had earlier today released a statement on an alleged breach of contract on the side of the bank and then he also wrote that he had filed a suit against the bank at a Federal High Court.
“So I wanted you to hear it directly from me: I have just instructed my lawyers Kemi Pinheiro LP, to file a suit at the federal high court in Lagos, against Heritage Bank. I have spent over two years doing all I can to resolve this as quietly as possible.
But I am now left with no choice but to use every available legal means to protect my reputation, secure my business, and get the redress and compensation I deserve.
Heritage bank has consistently lied to us, defrauded us, and they’re now attempting to twist the facts to make us look like the bad guys. I have spent the past 25 years of my life building a name and business; and we have been nothing but responsible corporate citizens.
I know many entrepreneurs complain about Nigerian banks and how they do nothing but try to kill us. But this particular bank picked the wrong candidate. I will not rest until I get justice and I just want to thank everyone who’s called me; and plead that you please understand that I may not be able to comment about the matter after this post, as the matter will now be in court.
I will provide further update as soon as I am allowed to” the statement read.