Counsel informs court of DStv’s disobedience of order restraining price hike

Counsel in the class action suit brought against DStv on Thursday informed the court that the satellite television service provider has gone ahead to give effect to its price increase contrary to the order given by the court.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had on April 2, 2015 made orders restraining DStv from giving effect or enforcing its planned increase in cost of the different classes of programme offering pending the determination of the Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction, which was adjourned till April 16, 2015.

But when the matter came up on Thursday, the counsel told the court that DStv had breached the order by going ahead to enforce the price increase.

Oluyinka Oyeniji led a team of lawyers, including the Osasuyi Adebayo, Mufutau Olajobi, Yemi Salman and Fola Oluwole for the applicants.

DStv was represented by Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN) and M.K. Adesina among other lawyers.

Mr. Onigbanjo informed the court of his pending preliminary objection and application to set aside the orders of the court.

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But Oyeniji objected.

He informed the court of his application for interlocutory injunction.

He also told Justice Aneke that DSTV had disobeyed the orders of the court and that relevant applications for contempt proceedings had been filed.

The court then adjourned the matter till May 5, 2015 for the argument of the preliminary objection.

It is after that it will then take arguments on the motion for interlocutory injunction, which had earlier been scheduled for the day.

It would be recalled that the orders of injunction were stated to be pending before the said argument of the motion on notice.

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