(1998) JELR 45655 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.174/1994 ·  26 Jun 1998 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Metal Const. (W.A.) Ltd. v. Aboderin (1998) 8 NWLR (Pt.563) 538 (1998) 6 S.C 105
Metal Const. (W.A.) Ltd. v. Aboderin (1998) 8 NWLR (Pt. 563) 538
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
30th june
1st july
occupation of the premises
court of appeal
statement of claim
exhibit n
material facts
burma road
exhibit u
lagos state
rent of n400,000.00
award of damages
alternative claim
present action
present case
time of judgment
date of judgment
decision of the court of appeal
learned counsel
months notice
period of 1st july
quit notices
sum of n1,500,000.00
use of the premises
annual rent
brief facts of this case
dismissal of the said suit
exhibit o
expert evidence
inadmissible evidence of the determination of the tenancy
issue of the new rent
leading judgment
learned trial judge
plaintiffs claim
respective counsel
see bullen
tenancy agreement
tenant of the plaintiff
unanimous decision

IGUH, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court of Lagos State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the plaintiff, who is now respondent, instituted an action against the appellant, who therein was the defendant, claiming as subsequently amended as follows:

"(i) The sum of N1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) being the cumulative amount of rent due on the premises at 13,Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos State for the period of 1st July, 1978 to 30th June, 1983 at the rent of N400,000.00 per annum from 1st July, 1983 until possession is, given up.

Particulars of Rent

Rent 1st July, 1978 - 30th June, 1979 N200,000.00

Rent 1st July, 1979 - 30th June, 1980 N250.000.00

Rent 1st July, 1980 - 30th June, 1981 N300,000.00

Rent 1st July, 1981 - 30th June, 1982 N350,000.00

Rent 1st July, 1982 - 30th June, 1983 N400,000.00

TOTAL N1.500,000.00

(ii) Alternatively a like sum for the defendant's occupation and use of the premises at 13, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos State for …

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