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TEJU INVESTMENT AND PROPERTY COMPANY LIMITED v. ALHAJA MOJI SUBAIR

(2016) JELR 37105 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/149/15  •  27 Jan 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA; TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE JCA; IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA JCA;

Judgement

JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal against the Judgment of the Lagos State High Court (hereinafter referred to as the Lower Court) delivered on 23rd December, 2014 in Suit No.LD/1641/2011. Therein, the Lower Court entered Judgment for the Plaintiff (hereinafter referred to as the Respondent) and against the Defendant (hereinafter referred to as the Appellant) for arrears of rent in the sum of 6,750 Pounds Sterling plus cost of ₦200,000.00 in respect of the property lying and situate at No. 29 Taiwo Street, Central Lagos, Lagos Island. The Respondent had filed an action seeking three reliefs as per her Statement of Claim, dated and filed on 09-09-11, as follows:

"(a) Possession of the premises known as 29 Taiwo Street, Central Lagos, Lagos Island in that the Defendant has flagrantly and unconscionably breached its sacred covenant of rent payment.

(b) Arrears of rent in the sum of 1125 pounds sterling per month from April, 2000 till possessio…

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