It isn’t over until it is over. A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Friday March 2nd 2012 ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to compensate popular actor Babasuwe the sum of N25 million within 21 days.
Though the NDLEA had on February 8, applied to the court for an order of Stay of Execution on its judgment delivered on November 24, 2011 but Justice Yetunde Idowu who had been handling the case since lastyear insisted that the NDLEA is yet to show why it cannot afford the judgement debt or how it would disrupt its operations.
“What is brought is a mere piece of paper that did not show any details of spending and expenditure.” She added.
Her verdict went thus; “I grant a conditional Stay of Execution. The N25 million judgment debt should be paid to the Chief Registrar of the Lagos High Court, who will in turn pay it into an interest-yielding account of a bank that both parties choose.
The money should be paid within 21 days from today,” She declared.
In D’banj’s voice; ‘Pay me my money’.lol