Former Inspector-General of Police and Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, and the landlord of his Abuja residence – at A06-4 Esa Oke Hill Close, Off Katsina Ala Crescent, Maitama District – are at loggerheads with the landlord issuing him a quit notice. The landlord, Kundi Nigeria Limited, issued Okiro the quit notice since the former police boss allegedly refused to vacate the house at the end of his tenancy.
The landlord had served Okiro a 3-month quit notice earlier served on him on April 30, 2015 and the seven days “notice of owner’s intention to recover vacant possession of the property” which was served on him on December 1, 2015 by the property owner. This information was 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.
Among other prayers, the plaintiff is seeking 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.” The landlord also 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 5-bedroom duplex and 3-bedroom guest chalet. “Since the expiration of the tenancy, the defendant has remained in occupation and enjoyment of the property and thereby accumulated mesne profit,” it added.