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Court Orders Nwobodo’s Eviction From Abuja Home

Posted: May 14, 2015 at 11:49 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

FORMER Governor of Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, has been ordered to vacate a mansion he has been occupying at the highbrow Maitama District in Abuja.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, presided over by Justice Suleiman Belgore, who ordered Nwobodo’s eviction, asked him to relinquish the property to the owner, Adib-Miles International Limited.

The property is a six-bedroom mansion with one bedroom guest chalet and two-room boys’ quarters at 24, Ona Crescent, Plot 768 Cadastral Zone A5, Maitama, Abuja.

Justice Belgore, in his judgment, also ordered Nwobodo to pay N11 million as arrears of rent on the premises from June 1, 2009, to May 31, 2011.

During the trial, the court found that the plaintiff company had sometime in 2008, bought the property from one Al-Mustapha Abubakar, who had earlier leased the property to Nwobodo.

However, in a counter-affidavit filed against the suit that led to the eviction order against him, Nwobodo claimed that while the property was on offer for sale, he expressed intention to purchase it.