AMCON Seizes Assets Of Geedee Zulu Investment Over N4bn Debt

AMCON took over The takeover property at No. 4 Ekulu Close, GRA Enugu, Enugu State and property along Gborji Road, Aguluezechukwu in Anambra State.

Ahmed Kuru is the managing director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) / Photo credit: AMCON
Ahmed Kuru is the managing director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) / Photo credit: AMCON

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over assets of Geedee Zulu Investment Ltd, which is owned by Frank Okwudili Ezuma and Lilian Ifeoma Ezuma over debts amounting to N4bn.

The seizure followed the order of Honourable Justice M.S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos division.

In compliance to the enforcement order, AMCON on Monday August 31, 2020 commenced the process of effective possession of the properties through its Debt Recovery Agent – Prime Chamber Law Firm.

AMCON took over The takeover property at No. 4 Ekulu Close, GRA Enugu, Enugu State and property along Gborji Road, Aguluezechukwu in Anambra State.

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Jude Nwauzor, Head of Corporate Communications Department of the Corporation confirmed the takeover in a statement on Monday.

He said all avenues of peaceful resolution were explored to no avail before AMCON made the decision to seek justice in the court of law. AMCON, he reiterated tried everything possible to let the obligor see reasons but noticed a deliberate disdain towards all previous engagements with the chief promoters of the enforced company.

He said, “the case of Geedee Zulu Investment Limited and its promoters have been interminable since the loan was purchased by AMCON during the first phase of Eligible Bank Assets (EBA) purchases from Union Bank far back as 2011.”

Nwauzor said, “Since the purchase of the EBA, AMCON has offered the obligor all manners of concessions and explored all avenues to resolve the debt harmoniously, but the obligor and his company Geedee Zulu Investment Limited have remained recalcitrant and unenthusiastic to repay the huge debt to AMCON.

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With no further option left, he said, the agency resorted to the court as mandated by the AMCON Act, which was amended by the 8th National Assembly and signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said, “The amended AMCON Act provides the Corporation additional powers to go after AMCON obligors especially those of them that have perfected the act of taking advantage of the shortcomings of the Act before its amendment.”

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