August 18, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

The real reasons ANLCA expelled Members– Farinto

By joy Enamu

Thee Vice President of Association of Nigeria License Customs Agents (ANLCA) Dr. Farinto Kayode has cleared air on the expulsion of some erring members of the association.

Farinto who put the record straight on the present misconception on what led to the explosion of some of that aggrieved members while addressing journalists said:
“ANLCA executives attempted to apply diplomatic approache to resolve all the issues, which is zoning of position, but the affected ANLCA members refused such opportunities”.

He said the National Executive Council (NEC) which comprises of NECOM; the President and his national executives, all the chapter chairmen and national committees, agreed that in view of the anti-association activities which has brought disgrace to ANLCA, to the extent that the President was attacked, his phone stolen and monies collected from his account and after the previous suspension which we thought will bring them to order led to their suspension”.

According to Kayode, “I slept in the police cell for allegations I knew nothing about, and many other excuses leading us to visit over 10 police stations from these expelled ANLCA members.
“It was the extent of the havoc cause by these people that informed the decision of the NEC to expell them, rather than suspension”.

“‘Since the NEC meeting held, this is the first press conference and we are reiterating that they are expelled. We are officially telling the public that anyone dealing with these people (the Managing Director of Green Star Nigeria Limited, Mr. Temitope Akindele, the Managing Director of Multimodal Logistics Limited, Mr. Abdulmaza Joe-Sanni, the Managing Director of MarkMary Nigeria Limited, Prince Taiye Oyeniyi, Managing Director of Pyramid Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, Managing Director of Nestilo Global Services, Sir Ernest Elochukwu, Managing Director of Salem International Nigeria Limited, Sir John Oforbike and the Managing Director of Bayle Limited, Alhaji Bayo Oyekangun) on behalf of ANLCA are doing so at their own peril” he said.

On the issue of, having factional members, he said: “We have seen alleged board members administering oath of office to chapter executives which isn’t recognized in the ANLCA Constitution and can be treated as a criminal offence”.

“It will be recalled that ANLCA had its NEC meeting a week ago and am incident sprang up as two of our members took us to Badagry court and argued that we had a kangaroo election and we didn’t recognize them.
The issue has been on for a while and the judge was trying to rule on representation to know the actual lawyers and solicitors representing ANLCA.

“The issue is that Taiye Oyeniyi gave a lawyer a letter while the other board of trustees gave some other lawyer a letter which we have been recognizing as the genuine lawyer.
This issue has been on for quite some time and the judge said that he was going to rule on that on Monday this week. But he was unable to rule despite the legal gymnastics. So, it saddens me to read in some online platforms (pinnacle) that the judge ruled that we submitted fake documents

While caution some media house on accurate reporting, he said: He said “it is very disheartening and there is the need for us to put the records straight. There was never a time when the judge said that ANLCA election was illegal and there was never a time where the judge said that we submitted fake documents”.
“We have ask our lawyers to write to the publishers of Pinnacle to find out the source of that information and if he is unable to prove it, we may resort to a libel suits. “If he is unable to expatiate on this issue, then we are going to meet in court because we are going to sue him for libel”.

The judge is going to rule on this issue of representation on August 3rd.