Bashir Ishaq Bashir alongside his companies, Leda Greenpower Consortium, Leda Greenpower Nigeria Limited and Leda Consortium Limited have been charged before Justice S.E. Aladetoyinbo of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, in Abuja.
According to the agreement, Mr Musbahu would pay the balance of $2m if the company wins the bid or be compensated with 5% shares in one of the consortium’s sister companies.
When LEDA Greenpower Ltd lost the bid, it dragged the Bureau for Public Enterprise, BPE, to an Abuja High Court for violation of privatisation and bidding guidelines. The case is still subsisting..
Three years after losing the bid, Mr Musbahu allegedly involved a top officer of the EFCC to detain and “intimidate” Mr Bashir to pay the $1million he paid to the company.
Bashir’s lawyers have now filed a case at an Abuja High Court, seeking payment of N250million being exemplary damages for false accusations, illegal detention and violation of his fundamental right.
Mr Bashir is also seeking a declaration that Mr Musbahu was not entitled to use his connections with the EFCC operatives and settle a case that is purely civil and business dispute arising from their joint venture to bid for the Kaduna DISCO.
He is also seeking an order directing the EFCC to unfreeze the bank accounts of his companies, LEDA Greenpower Ltd, COEC Construction Ltd, FINETECH Nig. Ltd, AMALTRAD Nig. Ltd, Horizon Hotels Ltd, Horizon Nig. Ltd and Radiant Future Ltd.
In 2015, together with his running mate Aliyu Sumaila, Hasken Kanawa as Mr Bashir is popularly known ran a highly publicized campaign for the governorship of Kano State under the PDM.