November 24, 2021/Punch
The PUNCH had on Tuesday reported that a proposed deal between Flour Mills of Nigeria and Honeywell Group where Flour Mills would be acquiring 71.69 per cent of Honeywell Group’s stake in its listed subsidiary.
But a letter seen by our correspondent which was signed by solicitors to Ecobank, Kunle Ogunba and Associates, and addressed to the Managing Director of Flour Mills of Nigeria, cautioned the public and corporate bodies on the “danger inherent in dealing in any shares of the company.”
Ecobank said it had advanced several loan facilities, which included working capital disbursements, to Honeywell Flour Mills.
It said, “However, while the said action was dismissed at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, it is pertinent to state that an appeal with appeal no: SC/700/2019 has been filed challenging the said decision at the Supreme Court (Notice of Appeal is herein enclosed and marked as Annexure C).
“Hence, the effect of the above is that there is currently a winding-up action/proceeding pending against the said Honeywell Group Limited.”
This, according to Ecobank, restricts Honeywell Group from proceeding with the sale of Honeywell Flour Mills to Flour Mills of Nigeria.
It added, “Consequently, we hereby demand that Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, in its best corporate interest, immediately cease and desist from consummating the subject transaction, which aims to divest the assets of a company being wound up (Honeywell Group Limited).