Why Former IGP, Mike Okiro Was Sent Packing By Landlord [Read]

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Former Inspector- General of Police, Chief Mike Okiro

Former Inspector-General of Police and Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has been served a quit notice by the owners of his Abuja residence.

Former Inspector- General of Police, Chief Mike Okiro
Former Inspector- General of Police, Chief Mike Okiro

It was gathered that the owners of the property, Kundi Nigeria Limited, took the step after Okiro allegedly refused to vacate the house at the termination of his tenancy.

Kundi Nigeria Limited disclosed that it entered a two-year tenancy agreement with Okiro on July 25, 2013 at an annual rent of N8m for a property – located at A06-4 Esa Oke Hill Close, Off Katsina Ala Crescent, Maitama District, Abuja.

Punch Newspapers reports that Okiro had ignored an initial three-month quit notice which was reportedly served on him on April 30, 2015, while the seven days ‘notice of owner’s intention to recover vacant possession of the property’ was served on him on December 1, 2015.

This is contained 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 Kundi Limited through its lawyer, Baba lawal Aliyu.

The plaintiff prays that the court orders Okiro to vacate the property and pay “mesne profit from October 31, 2015 at N666,666.00 per month till when judgment is entered.”

“Since the expiration of the tenancy, the defendant has remained in occupation and enjoyment of the property and thereby accumulated mesne profit,” it added.

It was also gathered that Mr Okiro threatens to remove the fittings he erected in the property when he’s vacating but Kindu Nigeria Limited also urged the court to restrain him from carrying out the act, as there was no agreement between them, that he would carry out renovations in the house.

Meanwhile, the former police chief is yet to file any response to the case.



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