The self-styled board of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) led by Mr. Efe Omoregbe, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, moved to place on suspension, the society’s general manager, Mr. Chukwuji Chukwuji whilst appointing the head of Finance and administration, Ms. Bernice Eriemeghe in his place as the acting general manager.
According to a statement issued by the board comprising Efe Omorogbe as chairman and directors Dare Fasasi, Obi Asika, Joel Ajayi, Sikiru Agboola (represented by Oby Egbe and Audu Maikori (represented by Seyi Lawal), the decision among thers, was reached at an emergency board meeting held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the COSON office Ikeja.
The statement further informed that “although the COSON office was under lock and key under the directive of Chinedu Chukwuji, Okoroji’s key accomplice, the directors proceeded to hold the meeting in front of the COSON office.
“The meeting witnessed by NCC representatives led by Mr. Obi Ezeilo, director and head of Lagos Zonal Office, made a number of resolutions, among which was the disengagement of White Dove Solicitors as COSON lawyers and the withdrawal of COSON as a plaintiff in the preparatory suit of which Efe Omorogbe was notified via advance copy.
“The board also adopted a resolution for the immediate suspension Mr. Chinedu Chukwudi as General Manager of COSON and appointment of Bernice Eremieghe to act as general manager until further notice.
“Other resolutions include changing the signatories to the COSON account, the initiation of a full forensic audit of COSON account from January 2015 to December 2017 and consultations with the COSON lawyers, the NCC and MCSN before the adoption of a position on the court judgement”.