A former Inspector General of Police and Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has been dragged to court over rent default.
In the plaintiff’s averment in a writ of summons marked, CV/M/01/1016 issued at the District Court of the Federal Capital Territory Wuse, Abuja, by the landlord, Kundi Limited through its lawyer, Baba lawal Aliyu, seeks among others, an order compelling Okiro to vacate the property and pay “mesne profit from October 31, 2015 at N666,666.00 per month till when judgment is entered.”
Kundi stated that it entered into a two-year tenancy agreement with Okiro on July 25, 2013 at an annual rent of N8m for the property – a five bedroom duplex and three bedroom guest chalet.
For failing to pay the rent, the plaintiff added that it issued the ex-IGP a quit notice and subsequently a seven-day notice of intention to recover the property at the expiration of the agreement.
It stated that despite the two notices, as required by the agreement, Okiro allegedly refused to vacate the house, a development that informed the suit.
“Since the expiration of the tenancy, the defendant has remained in occupation and enjoyment of the property and thereby accumulated mesne profit,” it added.
The house is located at A06-4 Esa Oke Hill Close, Off Katsina Ala Crescent, Maitama District, Abuja.
The plaintiff alleged that Okiro had said he would remove the fittings he purportedly erected in the property if he was to vacate the property.
It applied to the court to restrain the ex-IGP from removing any fittings from the property as there was no agreement between parties for the tenant to effect any renovation in the house.
Okiro has yet to file any response to the case, which is yet to be assigned for hearing.