A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered a former governor of Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, to vacate his rented home in Maitama, Abuja, over his failure to pay his accumulated rent of about N11million.
Justice Suleiman Belgore ordered Nwobodo to relinquish the property located at 24, Ona Crescent, Plot 768 Cadastral Zone A5, Maitama Abuja, to the owner, Adin-Miles International Limited.
The property is said to be a six bedroom mansion with one bedroom guest chalet and two-room boys quarters.
The court ordered Nwobodo to pay the N11million arrears due from June 1, 2009 till May 31, 2011, when the suit was instituted and other sums of money covering the period before the judgment was delivered.
The court had delivered the judgment on March 3, 2015, but a copy of it was only sighted by our correspondent on Wednesday.
The suit was said to have been instituted after many failed attempts to get Nwobodo to pay the accumulated rent.
The landlord had then asked a lawyer, Mr Obinna Ajoku, to institute the suit, after futile efforts by the landlord to implement the judgment.
In the judgment, the judge granted all the reliefs sought by the plaintiff, including an order that Mwobodo “should deliver vacant possession” of the property to the plaintiff.
The court also ordered that he should pay the sum of N11million as rent arrears and that he should pay “mense profi at the rate of N458,333 only per month from June 1, 2011 until judgment was delivered”.
The court also ordered him to renovate the premises or pay N3million to the plaintiff for the same purpose. ‎”I have no hesitation therefore in granting all the reliefs of the plaintiff/defendant and dismissing the counter-claim of the defendant,” the judge had held.


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