A septuagenarian, Pa Tunde Ponnle, has dragged Christ Embassy before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Ogba, Lagos, over allegation that the church refused to give up possession of his property at Egbeda.
Suing through his company Miccom Cables and Wires Limited, the septuagenarian said Christ Embassy rented his warehouse at 21, Odebunmi Street, Miccom Bus stop, Egbeda, and converted it to church.
He said the yearly rent was N2.6million.
The claimant said on April 30, 2016, the church was served quit notice, as well as a notice in writing last December 13 of his intention to recover possession of the premises but it has refused to vacate the property.
He prayed that the difficult tenant be evicted while asking for a mesne profit at the rate of N216,666.67 only per month from last October 1 until possession is given up.
Mesne profits are profits of land taken by a tenant in wrongful possession from the time that the wrongful possession commenced to the time of the trial of an action of eviction brought against him.