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Lawyer pleads with court to dismiss MTN's suit against NCC

04 January 2016, 08:11

Abuja - A Lagos lawyer has urged the Lagos Federal High Court to dismiss MTN Nigeria's lawsuit against the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Vanguard reports.

According to Tope Alabi, a N1.4 trillion fine was perfectly in order, considering the incident for which they were charged.

Alabi's statement follows the filing for a suit by MTN against the NCC, urging the court to squash a$3.9 billion sanction imposed on the telecoms giant for failing to register the disconnected sim cards of 5.1 million subscribers.

Also read: Nigeria demands telecoms giant MTN pay fine as deadline expires

Although the initial fine imposed on MTN was reduced from $5.2 billion to $3.9 billion, the company has still disputed the sanction despite the deadline for payment having passed last week.

According to Alabi, MTN has no reasonable case against the NCC and should not be allowed to abuse the court process.

Alabi has urged the court not to encourage a culture of impunity, allowing unlawful acts to continue as long as the accused parties can seek legal service to escape liability.

Read more at Vanguard

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