Gov.Okowa’s Commissioner, Patrick Ukah In N16 Million Debt Scandal

Patrick Ukah

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State’s commissioner, Patrick Ukah and his firm Ventolite Nigeria Limited have been charged before a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere by Nigeria Advertising Service (NAS) Limited for failing to honour his debt obligation of N16, 025, 000.Court documents revealed that, Nigeria Advertising Service and her Chief Executive, Ify Onukwuba claimed that the Delta State Commissioner for Information had sought and hired one of their billboards located at Sura Loop, Lagos Island for their client Crusader Sterling Pensions and the services was rendered between 2013 to 2016 but the commissioner and his organization have not been able to pay NAS rent due for the period to the tune of N16, 025, 000.Both parties have initially agreed to a repayment of the said debt at N500, 000 monthly until the total amount is liquidated. The defendant (Ventolite) has allegedly rescinded the agreement after paying N500, 000 monthly for two months, leaving a balance of N15, 025,000. The new court session were initiated on the prayers of the claimant that the defendant should take obligation of the debt and commit to full repayment.Justice Adeniyi Onigbonjo has referred the case to the Court of Arbitration for the parties to seek amicable settlement on the matter.

Mrs Onukwuba said that; “We have faith in the court and that is why we brought this case here, to exercise our faith in the system and we are confident of a favourable resolution.

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