14th October, 2011
Popular Nollywood actor and producer, Fred Amata, was on Thursday in Lagos brought before a Surulere Magistratesâ€™ Court for allegedly owing a year’s rent.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the complainant, Mr I. F. Fadoyebo, told the court that the actor owed him N600,000, being the annual rent for his apartment.
The landlord said Amata had occupied his four-bedroom bungalow at 8, Razaq Balogun St., Surulere, illegally as he had failed to pay the rent.
He said his lawyers had served the actor with a notice to quit but he failed to comply.
NAN reports that Amata, however, did not show up in court on Thursday when the case was mentioned.
But Amataâ€™s lawyer, Mr Chris Okoh, told the court that the actor was indisposed and therefore, could not appear in court.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr M.K.O. Fadeyi fixed 18 October for further hearing.