Runtown To Appear Before High Court On August 8

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Singer, Runtown is set to appear before an
Abuja High court on August 8th, 2018 for
failing to obey a court injunction made on
May 10th, 2018.

Runtonwn’s ex-label, Eric Many
released a statement that revealed that
an injunction against Runtown was
filed and published on the pages of
Punch Newspapers, on Monday, July 30,
2018. It appears the singer disobeyed
the injunction and now he has been
summoned to appear before an Abuja
High Court on August 8th, 2018.
The statement reads;
“Recall that we served a Contempt
Warning from Court on Runtown on July
4, 2018 after he defied Court Order and
released a song . Rather than heed the
Contempt Warning and retrace his steps,
he issued a Press Release in which he
argued that the Injunction had expired.
The Injunction was to stop things until
the hearing of our Motion seeking to
freeze activities until a decision on his
status (whether he had discharged his
obligations to us or not) is taken. It
barred him from performing or releasing
songs for the time being’

The statement went on to add that, ‘the
legal advice we received was that
Runtown was wrong in his
interpretation of the Rules of Court he
relied on since he was already served
with our Motion and was represented in
Court on May 31, 2018 when the Court
adjourned to September 27, 2018, to
hear the Motion and the one filed by
Runtown himself!

To turn around after that day to proceed
to do what the Order barred him from
doing, and what the Motion served on
him (adjourned in his presence) seeks to
stop, is unjustifiable under the 7-Days
Rule he relied upon. That could probably
apply to a person against whom an
interim injunction was obtained without
more’.

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‘Based on this, we have done two things:
One, we have obtained a ‘FORM 49’
against him to explain why he should
not be sent to prison, especially when he
continued to publicize fixtures for shows
in Canada, Namibia, Europe etc and
threaten to release more songs, both
actions in defiance of the Court Order.
The application (now fixed for 8th
August) has been served on him in the
Punch as ordered by the Court. Two,
since we will not allow him to continue
to mock the Court Order we have
applied and obtained a new Injunction
to stop his actions to protect the
Contempt Case.

The new injunction bars him from his
threatened defiant actions in Canada,
Namibia, Europe etc. We believe the new
Injunction has not also ‘expired’ and
hope he respects the Court this time.
Please bear in mind that our main case
in Court boils down to whether Runtown
has discharged his monetary obligations
to us and delivered one Album to us as
spelt out in our Contract.

He has responded, so it will be good to
allow the Court to decide what each
party filed. Let both sides apply
restraint.”
See pictures below.

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