BY NKECHI NAECHE-ESEZOBOR—Seplat Energy on Thursday to announced that the Federal Government has withdrawn immigration lawsuit against the company and its Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Mr. Roger Brown, over alleged breach of the Immigration Act, 2015.
The FG had filed charges against Seplat Energy Plc and its CEO for an alleged breach of the Immigration Act, 2015 last week.
In a statement made a available to BusinessToday, Seplat stated that it had become aware of the notice of discontinuance of the legal action.
The notice thus reads: “The Notice of Withdrawal/ Discontinuance of the action dated 6 April 2023, was issued by the Director Legal Services of the Nigeria Immigration Service and stated in part that “the Claimant hereby discontinues all the proceedings in this charge against the above-named Defendants”.
“The Company continues to engage with the Ministry of Interior to bring closure to the false allegations presented to the Ministry as a result of which the residency status of its Chief Executive Officer was withdrawn.
“The Company also refers to its Announcement of 6 April 2023 confirming that the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had vacated the ex parte Interim Orders against Seplat, its CEO and its Board Chairman, including the orders that restrained the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Roger Brown from participating in the running of the Company.
“This announcement is made further to the Company’s announcement of 13 March 2023 and pursuant to Rule 17.10 of the Rulebook of the Nigerian Exchange, 2015 (Issuer’s Rule).”