The owner of property rented as secretariat of Boripe North Local Council Development Authority, Iree, Alhaji Kadiri Adepoju has given the Council an ultimatum of seven days to vacate the building and pay a sum of N1,000,000 outstanding rent or face prosecution.
Alhaji Adepoju give the ultimatum in a document sighted by InsightMedia, which was issued by Dr. D. A. Ariyoosu, his lawyer.
The apartment was secured in 2016 when the LCDA was established by the administration of former Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Our correspondent gathered that the property is a very big house and was cheaply given to the LCDA by Alhaji Adepoju. Boripe North is to maintain the property, and pay electricity bill.
However, the council allegedly reneged on this with the property not properly maintained and huge bills being piled up particularly electricity bills.
This prompted the landlord to take a decisive action leading to the ultimatum.
Alhaji Adepoju said the Council should vacate the apartment, pay the outstanding rent and ensure the electricity bill is paid up to date.
Part of the document reads, “Your Authority is to pay the accumulated arrears consumption bills up to date and effect necessary repairs before delivering up possession of the aforesaid premises.
“It is our hope that your authority would avail itself of the opportunity of paying the rent and deliver up possession and avoid the unpalatable consequences of litigation with its attendant publicity and embarrassment.
“In the most unlikely event of the failure of your Authority to quit and deliver up possession of the premises and pay the arrears of rent within the period stated, this letter serves as a NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SUE and in which case we hereby state our client’s cause of action.
When contacted, the Chairman of Boripe North LCDA, Hon. Oyebode Samson Oyewole initialled denied seeing any quit notice, asking, “where did you see it?
When we offered to forward the documents to him via WhatsApp, Oyewole said he has “no time to speak on the matter.”
“Forward them to the Council Manager, I have no time to speak on it. I’m going to church right now.”