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Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by dre11(m): 7:00am On Oct 10
A bailiff of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, has been unable to serve a former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, with court processes thereby delaying the case instituted against the former governor and tax consultancy firm, Alpha Beta Consulting LLP.

A former Managing Director of the firm, Dapo Apara, had sued Tinubu and Alpha Beta, accusing the firm of being controlled by the former governor and diverting over N20bn from the firm to private accounts.

They were expected to appear in court within 42 days of being served with the court summons.

Speaking with Saturday PUNCH on Friday, Apara’s lawyer, Tade Ipadeola, said court bailiffs visited Tinubu’s home in Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos, but were told that the former governor was out of the country.

He said a similar attempt to serve Alpha Beta at its office in the Ijora area of the state was frustrated as no one was willing to collect it, citing COVID-19.

Ipadeola said, “The court has been unable to serve the defendants. When the court bailiff got to Bourdillon, he was told that Tinubu was out of the country. Also, when the bailiff tried to serve Alpha Beta located at Water House in Ijora, nobody collected it, citing COVID-19.

“So, we will apply to the court to serve them through substituted means.”

He further stated that his client would pursue the case till the very end.

Meanwhile, Alpha Beta LLP, has denied allegations levelled against Apara, adding that he in fact diverted N6bn from the company.

Alpha Beta said in a statement by its Managing Director, Akin Doherty, that Apara was the one that was culpable as he had diverted about $5m during his time as managing director by inflating a contract which was worth about $300,000 and then diverted a separate N6bn to personal use.

The firm said it had reported Apara’s alleged fraud to the appropriate authorities but he had refused to show up and rather remained in Dubai.

In the statement titled, ‘Alpha Beta: Facts of the Matter’, the firm said Apara was an aggrieved ex-employee who was bent on tarnishing the image of the company after being sacked for financial impropriety.

It read in part, “The fact is that Dapo Apara began making his untrue allegations in the aftermath of his removal as Managing Director of Alpha Beta for fraud and unethical practices. While he was MD, Apara used his position to siphon huge sums of money from the company including but not limited to fraudulently converting $5m; money allegedly used to pay for cloud based services that were eventually discovered to be worth less than $300,000.

“Mr. Apara, who was a signatory to all the bank accounts of Alpha Beta from inception until his removal, received all his payments and entitlements until June 2018 when he was removed after his fraudulent misconduct was discovered.

“In July 2018 further evidence of his fraudulent and unethical practices was uncovered, including the revelation that he converted approximately N6bn belonging to Alpha Beta to his personal use.”

The firm said Apara’s allegations levelled against Tinubu were specious and diversionary.

Alpha Beta monitors and reconciles tax on behalf of the Lagos State Government for a commission, a contract it has been executing for over 15 years.

PUNCH

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Wolgrace(m): 7:01am On Oct 10
Apara diverted such amount without an executive order? That seems like a conduit whose sole signature could be used against him. USED AND DUMP!

-Tinubu, Dapo Apara, and Akin Doherty should all appear in the court.. Meanwhile, its an open door for EFCC and external audit firm to swiftly swing into action..

-All are dogs eating themselves up..

Tinubu's foreign companies in oversea are mostly directly and indirectly linked to his Alpha Beta firm, especially his secret oil firms in Texas.. His travelling has a fraudulent purpose! CAN HE HIDE FROM GOD WHO HAS PRONOUNCED HIS WORD UPON HIM..? Let him go to india or anywhere, he won't escape it.. He's been warned, his wife knows this..

-Dangote is average compare to Tinubu's wealth.. We know as e dey go for Epe refinery and port. TINUBU IS A GLOBAL CRIMINAL AND BARON LIKE THE ROTHSCHILD AND ROCKERFELLER WITH A DIRECT POWERFUL PROXIES AND NETWORKS WITH THE GLOBAL CRIMINAL MASTERS...

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by ebuk4real(m): 7:04am On Oct 10
Travel to the US?

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Harrykn: 7:05am On Oct 10
When the time comes

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Macphenson: 7:05am On Oct 10
Okooo
Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by MOLOTOVcockTAIL(m): 7:07am On Oct 10
Thief don run

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by donpapa(m): 7:07am On Oct 10
Counter accusation.. I know they'll turn the table against Apara. I hope he's safe wherever he's hiding

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by jerseyboy: 7:10am On Oct 10
He don dodge

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by flyingpig: 7:11am On Oct 10
He is running with our money

Where is he running to?
He'll come back to contest president and he will be nabbed at the point of entry.

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by DonFreshmoney(m): 7:12am On Oct 10
Where is INTERPOL when you need them?

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by NaijaRoyalty(m): 7:13am On Oct 10
Where did Tinubu run to

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Freestainworld(m): 7:13am On Oct 10
if they are innocent, they should defend themselves in the law court

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by shiki(m): 7:13am On Oct 10
Jagaban don't want to involve himself in Ondo election

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by babyfaceafrica: 7:14am On Oct 10
Case that will not see the light of the day... Una dey waste time

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by RuddyFusion(m): 7:16am On Oct 10
Serve them thru other means

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Enudapan: 7:19am On Oct 10
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so unsophisticated


Politicans been cashing out on top the Masses sweat since 1960
Tinbu be claminng odogwu in Lagos since 1990

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Maxymilliano(m): 7:24am On Oct 10
The Bourdillon THIEF and his cohorts can run but can not hide.

Let them be served through "substituted means" abeg!

The explanation by Alfa beta is clearly an "after thought"!

Why didn't they make this clarifications since 2018 when Apara started making those allegations?

The notice should be paste it at his Bourdillon gate.

Awon Gbewiri

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by AllTheWayUp: 7:38am On Oct 10
grin grin grin
Tinubu ole jati jati

He don japa

They should place the court papers on his bourdillion gate and on the front page of his nation newspaper

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by tollyboy5(m): 7:44am On Oct 10
angry he's going to vomit Lagos money and go back to his state. Lagos state don't need an external company to audit tax.
Do river state does that?
Or do federal government does that?

AllTheWayUp:
grin grin grin
Tinubu ole jati jati

He don japa

They should place the court papers on his bourdillion gate and on the front page of his nation newspaper

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by sylarada(f): 8:25am On Oct 10
Baba have Japa....Lol kiss


Abeg jare, hit me up if you want to invest your money, no risk involvement;

No T I M E ! wink wink wink

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Slawormir: 8:25am On Oct 10
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright.. he should keep running and flying


Soon that wings is gonna be clipped

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by BabyApple(m): 8:26am On Oct 10
make Dem probe the man.

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Mindlog: 8:26am On Oct 10
Observing how it would pan out, eventually.

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Esseite: 8:26am On Oct 10
The father of all democracy has gone on another exile...

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by clydedaniels(m): 8:27am On Oct 10
So he hasnt been served and the case is all over the social media...

This is totally unprofessional...

I can say the case is DOA

For those quoting me... The element of surprise is of ultmost importance in cases like this.

If he had been served before now, we would just be counting down. But now he will buy time and buy the case as well.

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Naijaguy12345(m): 8:27am On Oct 10
Tinubu, our next President.

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:27am On Oct 10
Not only suffer but the case is as dead on Arrival!

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Guyman02: 8:28am On Oct 10
President of Nigeria is dodging court summons, they should serve him by constituted means at his hometown Iragbiji

See the address in case they can't find it

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Auxtin85(m): 8:28am On Oct 10
Nigeria’s #2 yahoo man after bubu

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by Nelly4you: 8:28am On Oct 10
Those Nigerians politicians sef
At cheaper price DM for your logo and flyer design

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Re: Alpha Beta Case Suffers Delay As Tinubu Travels by BAVOSKI: 8:28am On Oct 10
Baba ti japaaaaa

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