Court evicts tenant for owing landlord 4 months rent

Court evicts tenant for owing landlord 4 months rent

A tenant has been ordered to vacate a one room apartment by a Magistrate Court sitting in Gwagwalada for owing her landlord four month house rent in the area.

The plaintiff, who is the landlord, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, told the court that the defendant, who is his tenant occupied the apartment in his property and was owing him four months arrears.

The defendant admitted owing her landlord of the said amount when the matter was mentioned in court.

The presiding judge, Magistrate Yusuf Ibrahim, while ruling on the matter quoted section 1, 2 and 3 of the Evidence Act, saying since the defendant had admitted owing her landlord, she should vacate the room.

He also awarded the sum of N3, 666 for the defendant to pay monthly to the plaintiff for occupying the said room from 16 February to 16 June 2017, which was calculated at N14, 666.

Magistrate Ibrahim said the payment is to be made on or before 20th of June 2017.



Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.