The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss or decline hearing in the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited challenging the 1.04 trillion Naira fine imposed on it by the commission.
In a motion on notice filed through its lawyers, the NCC asked the court to dismiss the suit for want of jurisdiction or send it to the Abuja division of the court.
The commission also argued that the suit was wrongly filed in Lagos, noting that the subject of dispute took place in Abuja, while the two respondents in the suit, the NCC and the Attorney General of the Federation are also based in Abuja.
MTN in its suit, which is yet to be heard, is contending that it was not afforded enough time to comply with the NCC directive.
The telecommunication company also said that the commission did not give it fair hearing before hurriedly announcing the sanction.