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Oni Asks Court To Revoke MTN Licence

Oni Asks Court To Revoke MTN Licence

National Vice-Chairman, South West, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Segun Oni, has asked an Abuja Federal High Court to order the Nigerian Communications Commission to revoke the licence of MTN Communications Limited.

Oni also asked the court to order MTN to pay him N150bn as general damages.

MTN and NCC are defendants in the suit.

Oni, a former governor of Ekiti State, accused MTN of frustrating investigations carried out by the National Judicial Council into the allegation of misconduct he leveled against some members of the Governorship Appeal Tribunal, Ilorin, which sacked him from office in 2010.

In the suit filed by his counsel, Mr. Olusegun Ilori, the former governor said MTN provided inadequate and incomplete call data records to the security agencies, which in turn transmitted the same to the Special Investigative Panel of the NJC for investigation.

He averred that the records MTN transmitted to the security agencies were different from those which the company released to the Police Area Commander, “Area G” Command, Ogba, Lagos.

Oni also accused MTN of frustrating his petition by refusing to provide the call logs spanning the period under investigation, particularly call records for the months of September, October and November 2010, on the excuse that its network capacity for data storage did not extend beyond three months.

He alleged that the call data records forwarded by MTN to the NJC panel covered only that of December 2010.

Oni informed the court that an MTN official, Rotimi Odusola, appeared before the NJC panel to deny the call data records the firm earlier released to the police, on which he (Oni) had anchored his complaint of misconduct against some members of the tribunal.

Following the MTN’s action, the PDP stalwart said the NJC panel declared the call logs earlier released to the police as lacking authenticity and as such, of no evidential value.

He averred that MTN’s actions constituted a serious breach of the duty imposed on it by the NCC Act, and undermined his quest to seek justice.

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