Nigeria’s central bank has asked the court to deny MTN’s request for an injunction over the refund of the $8.1 billion demand.

According to court papers seen by Bloomberg News, the apex bank urged the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to ensure MTN pay an annualised 15% interest until courts rule on the conflict.

The new counterclaim from Nigeria’s central bank is contradicting an “equitable resolution” it promised in the repatriation issue.

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Wole Olanipekun, the South African telecom’s lawyer told Reuters on Friday, October 5, 2018, that the telco firm will file a reply to the bank’s claim.

He said with the development both parties have surrendered to court for decision. Despite the court approach, CBN said it is committed to an amicable resolution.

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