Court strikes out MTN’s N3b suit against Malami
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday struck out a N3billion fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke made the order, following a resolution of a $2billion dispute between MTN and the Federal Government.
MTN had filed the suit to challenge an August 20, 2018 letter written to it by the AGF, demanding $2billion in alleged unremitted tax.
But, the minister told the judge through his counsel, Habibat Ajana, that the AGF had reviewed the issue and withdrawn the demand letter via a January 8, 2020 letter to MTN.