Thursday, 14 May 2015

Former Governor Embarrassed In His Abuja Home

A former governor of Old Anambra state, Chief Jim Nwobodo, has been ordered to vacate a mansion where he lives in Maitama, Abuja, over his failure to pay the rent, The Nation reports.
According to This Day, an Abuja High Court ordered Nwobodo to relinquish the property to the owner, Adin-Miles International Limited. Nwobodo has reportedly not paid his rent and has also refused to vacate the building.

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The property that is the subject of dispute is a six-bedroom mansion with a one-bedroom guest chalet and a two-room boys’ quarters, situated at 24 Ona Crescent, Plot 768 Cadastral Zone A5, Maitama, Abuja. The court order was given by Justice S. B. Belgore.
The owner of the property hired a lawyer,  Obinna Ajoku , to evict him from the building  when Nwobo refused to pay the rent in question. When all entreaties to Nwobodo failed, Ajoku filed a case against him at the Abuja High Court.
The property owner claimed four reliefs against Nwobodo, which includes that he should deliver vacant possession of the property, he was also ordered to pay N11 million as rent  and N3 million to renovate the premises.
 Nwobodo then filed a counter claim, arguing that while the property was offered for sale, he had expressed his intention to  buy it, but did not make any payment because according to him, the plaintiff, Adin-Miles, induced his landlord to sell the property to them, which was what eventually happened.
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Meanwhile, President Jonathan yesterday approved the appointment of Justice Amiru Sanusi as a justice of the Supreme Court.

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