Court adjourns breach of agreement suit to May 3
A Lagos High Court in Badagry, has adjourned the case between a Lagos-businessman, Alhaji Lasisi Ayomumoye and United Bank of Africa (UBA) over breach of property agreement to May 3.
Ayomumoye, a businessman and property owner, took UBA to court, claiming N36.8 million for a breach of deed of the property he sub-let to the bank.
In a statement of claim filed by counsel to the claimant, Mr Qudus Mineye, he stated that a deed of sub-lease, which commenced on October 1, 2006, was breached by the bank on his building situated at Plot 15, Aina Layout, Lagos-Abeokuta Road, Dopemu, Lagos State.
He said that contrary to the deed of sub-lease, UBA wholly demolished the property and erected a new structure without the claimant’s consent or approval.
At the resumed hearing of the matter, Mineye submitted the technical report on the building as evidence to the court.
However, the defence counsel, Mr Collins Obona objected to the filing of the evidence, noting that it was filed in anticipation of the case and that the witness intends to gain from it financially.
But cousel to the claimant said that the objection was premature, arguing that the document was founded on two primary legs. He said: “It wasn’t made in anticipation and the witness has no financial gain, so it is relevant to use this because the case of the claimant is the change of the structure of the building and the document backs up that
In response, Justice Okikiolu Ighile noted that the document was relevant and admissible. “The objection of the defense counsel is hereby overruled,” he ruled.
The case was adjourned till May 3 and 4 for continuation of trial.