SAN FRANCISCO, November 08, (THEWILL) – A Federal High Court, Lagos, will on December 3 hear a suit by MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd against the Attorney General of the Federation challenging the legality of N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars import duties and withholding tax assessment.
Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke fixed the date for the hearing of all pending applications after counsel representing both parties had informed the court of their various applications filed and served.
On Thursday, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) with other senior lawyers, appeared for MTN, while Mr T.A Gazali, a Chief State Counsel from the Federal Ministry of Justice, appeared for the AGF.
He informed the court of the various processes filed before the court and served on respective parties to the suit.
Following this development, Justice Aneke set Dec.3 for hearing of all pending applications before the court.
NAN reports that MTN instituted the suit by a writ dated September 10, challenging mainly, the legality of the AGF’s assessment of its import duties, withholding tax and value-added tax in the sums of N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars.