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Judge Orders Actor Fred Amata To Pay LandLord

Fred Amata

  A judge has ordered veteran nollywood actor-director Fred Amata to pay his rent arrears He was ordered by a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on wednesday to pay one year rent arrears amounting to N600,000.
     The landlord Pa I. Fadoyebo had earlier dragged Amata to court to help him regain possession of  his house from the actor.  Fadoyebo claimed  Amata was owing arrears of rent on the four-bedroom bungalow he was occupying at No 8, Razaq Balogun St., Surulere, adding that the rent had accumulated from October 2009 to September 2010.
       Judge Magistrate Mukaila Fadeyi ordered Amata who was not present throughout the court proceedings to pay the arrears within 14 days . 
    Fadeyi faulted the tenancy agreement signed between both parties, saying it was not dated while the seven-day quit notice was not served on Amata. Fadoyebo had on Feb. 7 testified that Amata was a bad tenant who brought all manners of people into his compound.