A Lagos businessman, Alhaji Adesoji Ahmed Durosinmi, has been dragged before anÂ Apapa Chief Magistrateâ€™s Court for allegedly owing his business partner, Mr. AtobaÂ Ola Esan, N100,000, who also petitioned the police over a dud cheque issued to him.
In his claim, Esan averred that sometimes in October, 2008, Alhaji Adesoji AhmedÂ Durosinmi contacted him construct an aluminum roofing of Odogunyan Junior SecondaryÂ School, Ikorodu, Lagos State,Â a contract for which was awarded to him by the LagosÂ State government under the Lagos State Schools Rehabilitation Project.
The agreed sum for the contract was N1,150,000, but only N750,000 was paid to EsanÂ after the execution and delivery of the job in January, 2009, leaving an outstandingÂ sum of N400,000.
Alhaji Durosinmi was alleged to have issued a cheque for the outstanding sum ofÂ N400,000 but was dishonoured on the basis of his account not being funded.
Thereafter, the law firm of Olawale Balogun was instructed to write a petition toÂ the Commissioner of Police, Lagos, over the issuance of the dud cheque.
The defendant admitted issuing the cheque, but pleaded not to be prosecuted for theÂ offence, while he undertook to pay the outstanding sum.
However, the defendant paid only N300,000 in three installments leaving anÂ outstanding indebtedness of N100,000 which he has refused to pay up till date.
The plaintiff is now claiming the sum of N100,000 plus interest of N36,417 andÂ N50,000 being the cost of this legal action.