The hearing which was earlier adjourned to May 2nd could not hold as a result of the Federal Government-declared public holiday to commemorate this year’s Workers Day. It was therefore in view of this that Justice Baba Yusuf further adjourn the case to the new date.
Okiro, who was also a chairman of the Nigeria Police Commission, and the landlord of his Abuja residence are presently not in good terms following reports that the former IGP has refused to quit the residence.
The landlord, KunduNigeria Limited, had as a result of this filed a case against Mr. Okiro before the FCT High Court seeking an order that will compel Okiro to vacate the property and pay “mesne profit from October 31, 2015 at N666,666.00 per month till when judgment is entered.”
At the last hearing of the case, the defense counsel had filed a motion for two other independent parties to join in the suit but the judge struck out the motion, saying the defense could not request the court to allow other parties join in the case when the defense itself was yet to become part of the case by filing a motion of appearance.
However, the defence counsel, Mr. AyodejiAdemola, urged the court to grant them a short stay to file a motion of appearance and join two other parties in the case.