by Deji Abiodun
Former governor of Anambra State,Senator Jim Nwobodo, has been ordered by a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja to vacate his rented home in Maitama, Abuja, over his failure to pay his due rent of about N11million arrears.
Justice S. B Belgore ordered Nwobodo to relinquish the 6-bedroom mansion located at 24 Ona Crescent, Plot 768 Cadastral Zone A5, Maitama Abuja, to the owner, Adin-Miles International Limited.Asides the 6-bedroom mansion, there is also a 1-bedroom guest chalet and two rooms boys quarters.
The court ordered Nwobodo to pay the N11m 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.
In the court’s judgment, the judge granted all the reliefs sought by the plaintiff, including an order that Nwobodo “should deliver vacant possession” of the property to the plaintiff.
The court also ordered that he should pay the sum of N11m as rent arrears and that he should pay “mense profi at the rate of four hundred and fifty eight thousand, three hundred and thirty-three Naira only per month from June 1, 2011 until judgment was delivered”.
The court also ordered him to renovate the premises or pay N3m to the plaintiff for the same purpose.
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