Court unfreezes Tee Mac’s bank accounts

Tee Mac

A Federal High Court in Lagos has discharged the order freezing the bank accounts of flutist Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli, better known as Tee Mac, a former president of Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria.

The court also permitted an order striking out the name of the veteran musician from the suit as there was no reasonable cause of action against him.

In addition the banks where he maintained accounts were also discharged from the order.

On January 10, 2022, Justice Daniel Osiagor ordered the freezing of Tee Mac’s accounts in various commercial banks in Nigeria because of the alleged debt owed defunct Afribank Plc by the association which was at one time under his leadership.

The order emerged from an exparte application filed before the court by Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON, against the defendants.

Reacting to the matter, Tee Mac approached the court to discharge the order.

In an application filed 4 May and argued before the court by his lawyer Kola Olapoju, Tee Mac sought an order discharging or varying the Order of the court.

Olapoju also sought an order to strike out Tee Mac’s name from the suit as there is no reasonable cause of action against him.

Tee Mac’s reasons for bringing the application were that he left the office as president of the association over 10 years ago and had not been involved in the day to day running of its affairs.

He said he also never gave a personal guarantee nor enjoyed any direct benefit from the transaction that led to the legal action.