ADEBAJO
V.
TENNESSEE NIGERIA INC.

(1974) JELR 39737 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.170/68 ·  8 Feb 1974 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
(1974) All N.L.R 22 (1974) 2 S.C. 1
CORAM
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UDO UDOMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
use
learned trial judge
premises
counsel
deed of lease
occupation of the premises
parties
period february
respondent
15th august
31st october
appeal
broad street
case
common ground
demised premises
determination of the lease
expiration
judgment of kassim
lagos city council rates
period 16th february
point
possession of the premises
pounds
share of electricity consumption
square feet
suit no. ld
sum
third floor
yearly tenancy
claims of the plaintiff
cost of consumption of electricity
electricity consumption
following orders
high court of lagos state
leading judgment
main reason
mr. ajose-adeogun
mr. egbe
present appeal
redman law of landlord
respect of his claim
respect of the lagos city council rates
respect of the said office space
t. o. elias

T. O. ELIAS, C.J.N. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the judgment of Kassim, J., in Suit No. LD/529/66 delivered in the High Court of Lagos State on August 21, 1967, in which he non suited the plaintiff in respect of his claim against the defendant for the use and possession of the premises in question, but granted the plaintiff's other two claims in respect of the Lagos City Council Rates and the defendant's share of the cost of consumption of electricity on the premises. The plaintiff's claim against the defendant was for the sum of 2,650: 13:9d made up as follows:

"(1) Use and possession of office space covering approximately.

1,800 square feet on the third floor of 144, Broad Street, Lagos, for the period 16th February to 15th August, 1966, at 3,060 Pounds per annum ...............................1,530 Pounds

(2) Lagos City Council Rates for the period February, 1965 to August 1966, i.e. 11/2 years at 1/5 of 2,980pounds per annum in respect of the said off…

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