Ex-petroleum minister Ibe Kachikwu has indicted Dazz Motors within the worldwide theft of an unique automotive from the Jaguar UK meeting.
Dazz Motors, situated in Lagos and owned by Emmanuel Jack, has been named as the seller of the stolen 2007 Jaguar XKR present in possession of Mr Kachikwu.
Lawson Chibuike, a employees of Mr Kachikwu, in a press release issued in response to Peoples Gazette’s report titled ‘Dr Kachikwu’s Automobile Was Impounded In U.S. for Emission Issues’ famous that the car stolen was from Jamaica and never the UK, because the automotive producer had advised the district court docket of Central California.
“For the file, Dr Kachikwu purchased a Jaguar automotive in 2009 from an organization known as Dazz Motors Nigeria Ltd., whose MD was Mr Emmanuel Jack with its registered workplace in Victoria Island, Nigeria, at time of the acquisition in 2009,” Mr Chibuike identified.
He added that Mr Kachikwu had paid in full for the automotive registered by the seller in his identify, which the ex-minister later “exported” to the U.S. “as a present to a relative.”
Mr Chibuike additionally talked about that the U.S. customs confiscated the car for security causes, not as a result of it was stolen.
“Nevertheless, whereas it couldn’t be confirmed and established that the automotive might need been stolen in Europe, it was based mostly on the emission management considerations that an administrative ruling was given within the US that the automotive be taken again to Nigeria,” the assertion stated.
Mr Chibuike added that the Jaguar was launched to Mr Kachikwu, who returned it to Dazz Motors and obtained a refund.
Peoples Gazette couldn’t attain Dazz Motors for feedback because the automotive dealership didn’t reply to telephone calls and messages.
Within the preliminary report referencing court docket paperwork, Mr Kachikwu acknowledged that the car might need been stolen.
The court docket doc said that “claimant has acknowledged that the federal government had possible trigger for the seizure of the defendant car, the theft of the defendant car from the producer, as alleged within the grievance, occurred earlier than claimant’s acquisition of the car from a dealership and didn’t contain claimant.”