Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote has been accused of drugging and raping the spouse of a businessman.
The businessman Kevin Ajenifuja made the declare at a court docket in america, based on a report by PeoplesGazette.
In a lawsuit filed by the businessman on August 2, 2019, Ajenifuja claimed that he had developed the approach and means of a sector exchange-traded funds for Africa in June 2004, after over 10 years of analysis.
He accused Dangote of allegedly making preparations on how his 22-weeks pregnant spouse was drugged and the way younger males slept along with her with the intention of stealing his commerce secret.
The US based mostly businessman mentioned Africa’s richest man in collaboration with some workers of the World Financial institution Group within the eighth of February, 2020, invited his ex spouse to a gathering at a Catholic mission in Washington, D.C., space the place she was allegedly given illicit medication together with opioid.
He mentioned is spouse subsequently engaged in extramarital affairs with younger males close to Washington, and that was subsequently used to blackmail her into turning towards her husband till she handed over his commerce secrets and techniques to Dangote.
He acknowledged that he solely discovered in regards to the theft commerce secrets and techniques in December 2016 after a number of investigations.
The plaintiff claimed that Aliko Dangote resigned because the President of the Nigerian Inventory Alternate in 2014, a yr earlier than the expiration of his time period, “to hide his involvement”.
Recall that Dangote had in 2014 introduced his resignation in the course of the 53rd annual assembly of the NSE held in Lagos, taking everybody abruptly.
“On data and perception Defendant Dangote resigned to hide his involvement in what occurred to Plaintiff and Anita Koepcke,” Mr Ajenifuja mentioned in court docket paperwork.
Africa’s richest man had cited the necessity to have extra time for the execution of his firms’ growth throughout Africa as the idea for his resignation.
Ajenifuja mentioned it was round December 20, 2014, that he looked for the lacking copies of the commerce secrets and techniques and suspected that they’d been stolen by Dangote through Anita.
He’s demanding $1 billion because the least compensatory damages towards MlDangote and others for the alleged theft of his commerce secrets and techniques.
Of their separate motions, the world Financial institution group sought to dismiss the case on the grounds that it was immune from go well with.
Messrs Dangote looked for dismissal for lack of private jurisdiction.
The US court docket rejected Mr Ajenifuja’s lawsuit as a result of it was statute barred.
A spokesman for Dangote declined feedback in regards to the lawsuit when reached on Wednesday afternoon.