Court restrains Nigerian banks from using NIMC MasterCard

Image result for Court restrains Nigerian banks from using NIMC MasterCardA Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered all Nigerian banks not to honour any Mastercard transaction that has the logo of the National Identity Card Management Commission on it, pending the determination of a design infringement suit filed by Chams Plc, and Chams Consortium against the Singaporean payment and financial technology company.

The trial judge, Justice Rilawanu Aikawa also ordered that the court order and other processes including the writ of summons, statement of claims, witness statement on oath, list of documents, and any other documents be served outside jurisdiction on Mastercard’s office at 152 Beach Road, 35-00, The Gateway East, Singapore.

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The court made the order sequel to an ex-parte application filed by Chams Plc lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro SAN asking the court for the restraining order.

Justice Aikawa has adjourned till November 25, 2019 to hear the motion on notice.

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