The Justice Court EP 66 || FAMILY FEUD, SON HIJACKED THE FAMILY BUSINESS
Today on the Justice Court, the plaintiff Paul Chukwudi Ezeh is asking the court to compel the defendant John Chijoke to reimburse his father with the some spent to establish a Bureau De Change business which he has taken over. The defendant Chijoke claims his father has lots of money and does not need a refund. All rise! Court in session Honorable Judge Funmi Asaolu presiding. Please be seated.
Your Honor, this case is between Paul Ezeh and John Chijoke. Parties sworn on oath. Thank you Akin. You are welcome. So Mr. Paul Chukwudi Ezeh, you are the plaintiff here and you brought John Chijoke Umeasiegbu to court. Can you narrate to this court what's going on here? The case was a case of Bureau De Change. What do you do for a living? Bureau De Change. That's the business. How long have you
known him? I just know him like three years ago. I've been in Bureau De Change since 1996. Okay. So the father brought in for me to teach you how to do Bureau De Change, I accepted. When was that? It was in 2017. okay so when i started talking i discovered that since he has not been in the market where we are we are doing business he may not cope because the business needs his support need knowing people who will be a customer since he is not there he cannot cope with the little money if at all he is giving money even if 10 million he cannot cope with the business in the market so i now call him that i will meet his father but the only way he can make it is if i if they get a license which he will be managing for the family that's the only way recently he doesn't know people from cottonwood he doesn't know anybody so even in the market he doesn't do importers who can just give him money to go and change and come back so he told me that if i can do that is he would be very happy i went to the father i explained everything to the father the father said that he doesn't he asks me how much is this i gave him the bill to do the license he said he doesn't have the money the money came out to be 45 million 100. he said he doesn't have such money then i now pulled in that the third five million will be returned the other ones will be boots licensing fee and so on and 35 will be returned will be returned yes with interest by sibian with interest so after all this the man told me that means he has to go and liquidate the money he uh he fixed for his health i said that is the only way because the business wants to establish so many people want it but when it is established it would be a very good something for the family he said okay later he called me that he's ready that day he told me the people that would be as directors say his son he himself and he's the first son being chi juke and the second son and he himself so when we are now putting the names of the directors he was allocated 80 percent the wife 10 percent then the father 10 percent i don't understand you're talking about yes okay okay he was allocated eighty percent yeah then the wife he joke's wife was allocated ten percent then the father was allocated and ten percent but the agreement we all had was that the business belongs to the father the returns and whatever we go to the father until he's no more our life then yoga can have it when the license when the license came out the whole agreement we made cheese uk the moment the money dropped into that account till this moment shinjuku blocked everybody the father has been calling me where is my money where is the license i have done everything possible to call this guy to come at least that is our plan even in the voice call me and he had that i recorded on my phone he made it clearly that when the license came out we go to the house and celebrate it but since that time the father has been looking for him know where to find him he has been doing the business on his own running the business on his own making profit every week he's making 1.6 million
on his own to go and give the father the 20 million that the father wants for medical check-up he refused to go i have done everything possible i didn't get one kobo in this transaction i was supposed to get five million where i'm processing this thing for them but they are from my view my town so and it was my uncle who brought them i don't know them since i was born only that 2017 that the man that my uncle brought into me that was what brought us here what actually happened yes um well i met him like he said about 2017 when me and my father decided that he wanted to start a business for me so we had the option of choosing between two people him and one other person so because i had an interest in business before now i started business administration so i liked the idea of trade fair and i chose him because he was a younger person so when i went to him i started staying in this place but i noticed it doesn't involve me in most of business activities that they do i don't know why maybe because i didn't have cash to trigger i wanted something right i was months and i was driving a long distance from k2 to trade fair so queso to a trade fair okay so that happened so i i said i took a while talking to her i realized that the whole um the main advantage of being visa is having the license so i started persuading him to that why don't we push for license he said that yes that's what am i waiting for that if my father can agree so i talked to my dad my understanding was with him was that yeah like he said his business was for me because my brother wanted to do something else i was talk exchange and the card garment was the business was for me so i only decided that as a benevolence that he did i was so entitled to take care of him you know i agreed to at least be giving him some returns oh my father i don't get it that's opening the business for me as a person so the retards i'm getting from it i i assured him that i will also be taking care of him he was not because if he was supposed to be in the business anyway you said these are life he will still come around to state his own side of history so that was the understanding i had so as at the point he took the money nobody even sat down for us to agree this thing like he's saying there was no sitting down like that i don't know when him and my dad had that understanding what do you understand how the thing was this business was being started for me then along the lines of months later after the cac was out so i think i took it to my father and when he now saw that my wife's name was inside there so i think that triggered his dissatisfaction with the whole process and he started wanting to say that he would want some money back so eventually i think he started calling him too as well so maybe he gave him can you tell me exactly what he said he took he said that my god told him that the money would return back and i told him returning back is for us to do using to run the business no um he's not in the courtroom right now who your dad he is where is he he's supposed to be here he's not here he's outside outside okay what's i want to know what makes you to come to that conclusion that because to your wife's name okay so i'm good to me yes yeah okay yeah because we came and started saying how does my wife get into the picture and remember i said they agree so but i didn't make because of audi my father tend to have we would call it amnesia or something funny i'm national amnesia like you know tend to forget he's always almost 80. so at that point that was when i said he started emphasizing the fact that money is coming back and that he wanted some money out of it and i was telling that from my from my own understanding and research about the business that that was part of the reason why cbn required the 35 million minimum working capital because um it was a regulation to run the business so and moreover he didn't have any business he was going to invest it in so why if you anything is money that's wrong i understand i was i'm telling you the discussion he can do anything he wants with his money i understand do you understand me no no we didn't he said he didn't have anything to do with the money he gave you the money i just want to correct your mind certainly of course i had your interest i had that then when he came back he started calling me that i should return that amount of money to my father i said he said 10 million he called you your dad requested for it no he caught because me and my when my dad would tell me i told him that there's no way i would be able to remove 10 million from the business now that is still that yeah yes his money the plaintiff paul took the azer trained chijoke on peru the change business and facilitated a license for the business he alleges that chijoki reneged on all agreements made and cut off communications immediately central bank of nigeria cbn returned the 35 million error license deposit into his account the defendant claims that his father set off the business solely for him and he is not under any obligation to refund him george fumi wades into this matter so does that has a bit insensitive yeah why why on your side why it may not be sensitive is because of the background from where i come from like if you read if you on my write up i told you that he's no longer staying with my mom that's not sure that's why what did they invest in you when you were you was this thing with your mom i didn't grow up under my mom i i said was this this thing with your mum at the time invested in the brilliant change video so why didn't you reject his money then if you feel so strong right wait wait if you feel so strong about the fact that your dad at mum and you are blaming him for it which ordinarily you should not want because you see when it comes to couples there are a lot of things that you don't know yeah it's only what they say out that you know there are a lot of other things that are down there they are not ready to arrow if a relationship will walk you to work if it don't work it don't work that's just it so if for any reason the marriage did not work between your dad and mom and despite everything your dad sees you as his loving son as it took 45 million naira to invest in you and all you can say now is that because he's no longer with your mum that's not that i was trying to say something that's not the point okay not having that proof i'm always i'm listening i'm just trying to say part of the reason why it was i didn't easily want to return the money because one he's sending me borrowed money the land where i was working with him actually i suffered a lot of um uh damages when i was like where i was the production manager and there was only time when the tdi the chemical part of the chemical because i was making fun too as well then i didn't get that when we were in the company i suffered as i was working the company without as part of the family working in that business so eventually when the business got bored he had he later disposed the land for almost 300 million so and over the time i have i kept like going to him to like see favor that he should start something for me so i knew he had money that's what i'm trying to say he's not i didn't reject he still is money i know his money but i'm trying to say that i'm wanting being insensitive that's one thing i want you to know because you see i need to correct that mindset yes you're a young man but right now the feeling i'm having is that you have a very wrong attitude towards life i'm a blunt person you can just put yourself in his shoes you have a son that you invest in do you understand if you decide to invest in your son despite the fact that you are no longer with a mom is because you have made up your mind that whatever happened between you and their mum will not affect the relationship you have with your children do you understand me and it's only reasonable for that child to take that stand and be appreciative yes or whatever he has done yes you struggled you really struggled were you able to put money together could you say you have 10 million in your savings before you brought 20-45 million error out for you no you have peers out there nigeria will say hustling a lot of you guys are still hustling younger older that's the way it is so people just need that soft landing somebody to balance them and they pick up that's what he has done for you yes and i believe you should appreciate that i'm very appreciative so if he needs part of his money it's only logical that you're paying back in good faith do you understand this more what goes around comes around that is life i'm advising you from experience of life yeah all right so i'm listening okay so that was what happened so he was calling me i already i told my dad that i should be paying it gradually that he should not demand for the money at once so that is to ensure the whole idea of coming here was how much have you give him out of it right i didn't want to even listen to the fact that how much are you ready to advance to him i'm ready to advance at least i can start with five million then i'll pay him then when will you when will you pay f to two million every year every year yes that's ridiculous that is highly ridiculous based on what is is based on the returns we are making from the business it's not about returns now what is going to happen is if you have 35 million naira to trade with automatically i want your my site to be that you have 15 million error to trade with now because you are going to advance 20 million error to him it is money it's not your money if you think you probably think he has set you up i think that is the end of it he has no rights or nothing he can do about it don't go there because are talking about father-son relationship okay let him come because whatever i've told you now is just based on what's my opinion based on what you have said so let him come in along the line might end up saying something that would change my mind i don't know so okay can you bring me can i have your full name john i don't want to take your time but i want you to tell me exactly what the position is over the period of change can you be patient to hear my own story okay right i told you my name is ebu some 10 years ago my factory burnt i was running a phone business the factory got burnt ever since i've been living from antimatter i was discussing with a friend what do i do we just suggested me below the change i said how do i get into it he said he has a a friend who we who know the person who is dealing with it then i take an air come on can he contact the friend to me he contacted him the friend came to me i said this is my own what i need i want to introduce my son to the man who is in the business of below the change he said he would do it for me then after some days he carried mr podese to me in my house i told the police please this is what i want to do can you help me you say from what i might do with him he can do that for me i say it's okay i take my son said this is my son teach him how to do the business he agreed i gave him a check of five million error so that he came from there be feeling my son because he newly married has a twitchy twitchy dream i was giving them a song he was married with two children john you were newly married with two children so he gave you five million yeah if i gave his master five millionaire you'll be feeding them from india then they stayed for about one year from time to time i was asking how good is this business he says good he can make it i said it's okay after about one year i called mr police i didn't know him from before but he accepted he did this for me i help him hide this business he said the boy has has gotten had they have trained him what i need now to register i said how much will it cost me you say 50 million i say 50 he said yes say but i haven't got that amount now and he bought me some party say no i said all right i will approach my bank i approved my bank i gave me a check of 45 million manner give and go to my bank borrow some money make it up the exchange cash they told me to stay up to one year before the center bank returned some money out of it i said when they returned the money i would take 20 million i borrowed bank and paid the bank back he agreed with me then we borrowed 20 million from the bank yes then he waited with waited until one year the central bank returned the money asking what all the money i want to pay to the bank the founder he told me say my son sees the whole money he doesn't refuse to give me anything i say sees when you did when did you make that demand how long ago did you make that demand for the money it's one year ago how are you now one year and a half ago so the boys sit on the money have been trading with the money for the past one year and a half four i've been drawing it i wrote a letter to paul say returned my money to me if you cannot give me the money to pay the bank they turn the money to me you say doing something about it some of his effort is where we are now to compare the boy to give him the money to give to me now what i am asking for is for him to give me the whole 50 million plus instrument of trading registrations and so forth so that since they are today with it for one year he doesn't care to see me he doesn't care to return anything to me let me see who else can manage it for me because i wanted these business to be family business but once they are failed there's no need i want the business and the money this is what i am praying so john what do you have to say to this can this contrary to some of the things he said is contrary to so what you said earlier on like which one especially as to the running of the business you heard he said it was meant to be a family business but putting you forth as a son to lend the business and take charge but ultimately is supposed to serve the old family we were addressing the issue of the company as your company before being wrong which i believe and i told you should be for the benefit of at least your diet while still alive because invested in you but now easy one is bringing another angle that is actually a family business but as much as you have told me that is a family business i knew that at the time when you registered it when i look at the share holding the three of you did you agree on the shareholding before it was registered i want to be the major holder who registered the company i was one you registered the company did they tell you that i was supposed to be the leader of your honor he told me that is him the son and the other son then something came up that in fact the other woman said that he doesn't she doesn't want any business any combined business with this guy in that case we now decided that where did we we all know we all discuss that the license will not be true that's not what i'm asking you i'm asking you how you that registered the company through a lawyer i arrived at a location of shares whereby he had 80 percent and he had maybe trained and said so how did you arrive at that yeah now i left the registration with him and his other but i know that my shia has to be the highest he the remaining forensic if i take 70 he take 30 20 to him 10 to his wife that's how i propose it but how he registered to change the hotend i didn't know it's only when i had asked him to show me the proper registration he was hiding hiding and who was hiding the the chijuk was hiding it after the okay sorry for the continuation it's not shijuki that registered the company he just confirmed he's the one that registered the company and he's not a shareholder in the company but he gave the lawyer they used instruction on the percentage to a lot to each of the shareholders so i'm asking you where did you get that breakdown from how did you arrive at the breakdown of the percentage you gave to each person the percentage was discussed in the house but maybe the father could not remember even when they were winning when i send money into the account the money i sent into three of them years the percentage also whatever you say the problem i can envisage here is during signing of the papers if the father did not accept the percentage he would have raised issue but he bought chijoke did not give the paper to him to sign let's not complicate the issues on ground so he was 20 million naira before he came in you said you can advance five million era immediately all right that's the first step i want you to the other option i told you is not acceptable i'd even wait for him to get here before i rejected it on the yearly business as well is that he has the money he needs is his money now am i going to smoke the money to pay off or still give him as a return from the business let's say business let me tell you if he needs 20 million there that 20 million era is going it's not coming back to you that 20 million is going to him he's not coming back to that business unless he unilaterally decides again which he can wake up on monday and do and says he's invested back father and son that's your business whatever you do but right now i'm addressing what is before me so you said five can come out now and back to that question when next are you bringing out the rest there are a lot of people out there they get 10 million error their life will change you see them look at them raising hands over there that's what i said you see most cases you don't appreciate what you have until you lose it i do that is life i do honestly you don't seem to appreciate this man honestly there's a long history i just look at him he's a pitiable state the way he walked in for him to you for you to make him come here in this state to be arguing over his own money he's not even asking for everything he's not even asking for everything and that's why i keep saying father and son because if he's an outsider we'll be talking about every dime right now even the prophets that we have not declared because we are shareholders have we paid anybody out of the prophets there are a lot of issues i don't want to go into because i don't want to complicate it for you i'm just giving you soft landing i'll give him five now then towards the end of the year i'll give him another five towards the end of yeah it's not possible he's still i mean remember what i told you this when we when we like let me ask you first of all how much do you have be careful what you tell me there are things i can cross check i didn't want to go this far before but we are pushing me there how much does the company have in the account right now they have 30 million everyday okay so why is it difficult for you to pull out at least 15 for him right now and you say it 50 50. it's money give me 20 million let me return to the bank first of all getting out of 15 million didn't give me 20 million another feast he's not worthy of the trust your father should have on his son he heard what he said i gave him take 55 till they are giving check he went and grabbed the money they think they thought what is he doing with the 50 million has he made one million has he made hundred thousand himself i gave him 50 million today on trust you grab it and tell me you pay me five million what am i doing with five million i want i don't trust him he's not worthy of the body of any trust you have to correct that image you're acting me too you don't know your acting needs i have a manager you have to be blunt i will be honest with you for 30 years he never disappointed me one day put our first birth from bank of industry 250 million when my factory burnt he worked with insurance they paid the money 250 million i have no money to start again with a small fraction of money that's what i've been managing then they were blaming me that time so i i went and gave my make my manager somebody else somebody else who is he's safe he do he is look at the store trust i give now 50 million he make full of me this this was not the original intention these things came up like you know he said he said get away you know i'm trying to come he said something that okay there are two things i want to ask you the money to start the business who wants the money you know it belongs to you thank you then when he gave me the money if he gave you the money look if if a father give a child even five naira and i wake up and say i need two nights out of that five nights i give you so what should be the answer of that child they will comply yeah the child should comply that's you you just judge yourself give him twenty i don't want you to run the company anymore give me my money give me the instrumental management and go i will go and start your own business i i i taught out this one that is what you have called it friend he assisted me he registered then you grab it you grab it and run away because i thought i was dying i thought i was i was dying to preserve my life for the past four years that i have a student for the past four years which bank is it from islamic stand because btc will step into chambers you call standback i don't want since one year he hasn't cared all the villages the others have persuaded him to bring this money he doesn't care leaving bogus that they want let him give me money and my business i register for the family i will give it back to the person who helping register it then we think what to do letting go and find something to do the thing is you're not qualified to to be a businessman below the change i want my business and my money i can't take 10 even these 20 are asking him is just just consider it letting give me back my money and my business now what i'm pleading with you helped me to get the business for him and be on the money he said he's a young mohammed he has easy he's under 40. i have been struggling since 85 years ago still getting up to now it's a crazy boy where is this boy i want my money and and the business i beg you in the name of god happy ruler he will give me back my money and my business letting go and find the business dream there are many people i thought this one this is is your blood you know him better than anybody you know yourself better but um i don't know for whatever it is at a point in time you believed in him he disappointed you along the line that is the position that you are right now your obama was my manager for 30 years he never diverted my money and made one thing give me my money did i borrow you money you did not buy me money give me my money now give me my money he will give me 20 millionaires tanta 50 million did you throw it away and he promised me one 100 one millionaire every month as allowance since one year half has he given me one error he cannot give me one hour he promised me one million every month what's the name of the company okay take it to him and the account details okay oh stand down the matter all right all rise after the break george fumi rubs this mata please be seated now on this case first of all like you rightly said i found out that they have up to 30 million error in their accounts right now and that means we can conveniently be 20 million error so your father um because you are the signatory and the only signatory i found out i had the only signature to that account right now i discovered that either way so they caught here by others you to transfer 20 million naira into his account within 24 hours from court that's my judgment all rise have you been cheated or have a dispute and want justice don't take laws into your hands log on to www.thejusticecourt.com
and submit your case work is a very good judgment on my own part because at least i have been vindicated the issue has been on for a long time this is somebody who did something a favor that's supposed to say thank you i ended up in carrying depth in it so at least i didn't pay anything to get judgment here so it is a work on development and i said thank you to the judge and to everybody that is here today i think the judgment is fair enough a lot of lessons the major lesson is never to trust anybody because all the things i did if you look at it it favored the guy but at the end of it as we are talking now he's still owing me on the same business one i put my own money i put when he has spent the whole 50 million i put my own money to make sure that the license came out perfectly as i promised but in this moment he sat on that money that he will not give it to me no reason was given so if i had said that time that i will not put that money the license will never come out and this is a business he's getting 1.6 million every week now it was difficult for him to pay his father just at 20 million i've learned to try to set to tense amiculi as much as i can before resorting to consistent before it gets to the court he betrayed me and stole my money and neglected me he thought i was dying i didn't die i'm alive understand this here you