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Court strikes out MTN’s N3b suit against Malami

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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.

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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But, the minister told the judge through his counsel, Habibat Ajana, that the AGF had reviewed the issue and withdrawn the demand letter via a January 8, 2020 letter to MTN.

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