The management of Dangote Group yesterday denied the claim by the BUA Group to the mining sites in Obu, Okpella, Edo State, as the latter said it relied on the Federal High Court recent judgment in Benin.
Dangote advised the regulatory agencies to disregard completely the unfounded and mischievous claim and publication by the BUA Group, saying it was riddled with misrepresentations and deliberate distortions of facts
Dangote Group in a statement signed by the Group Executive Director, Devakumar Edwin, explained that the Dangote Group, had through its lawyers vigorously defended the suit filed by the BUA Group seeking a perpetual Injunctive Order against further interferences with their purported fundamental rights to property and privacy.
He said the Group has appealed the High Court judgment, stressing that until the Appellate Court rules, BUA cannot lay claim or even operate on the mining site.
Giving details of the case, Edwin recalled that in 2014, the Dangote Group and AICO entered into an agreement for the transfer of 2541 ML from AICO to Dangote Group.