Drama Looms As Hotel Manager Drags Football Club, Lobi Stars To Court Over Alleged Debt

Posted Busytape June 29, 2022
Updated 2022/06/29 at 2:03 PM
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Drama Looms As Hotel Manager Drags Football Club, Lobi Stars To Court Over Alleged Debt

Emmanuel Idoga, a hotel manager, on Wednesday took the management of the Lobi Stars FC before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for claimed hotel debt of N516,000, according to The PUNCH.

Idoga, who operates Dozat Jen Villa, Makurdi and represented by his lawyer, Unongo Unongo, averred that all attempts to retrieve the money failed.

Unongo averred that his client was the manager and operator of Dozat Jen Villa Makurdi a hotel business where the defendant resided and refused to pay.

He stated the players stayed in the hotel between March 16 and March 17, 2020.

The lawyer further added that three players of the squad also stayed two months in the hotel without making any payment.

He also averred that he wrote a series of letters to the defendant.

”My client sent the first letter on June 29, 2021, but there was no response,” he said.

Unongo also said that during the hearing, he will rely on the letter dated June 29, 2021, which was served on the defendant.

He urged the court to order the defendant to pay the N516,000.

He also prayed for N1million as general damages, N50,000 as filing fee and any orders the court may deem fit.

The counsel alleged that the defendant was evading service and applied for substituted service on the defendant.

The Magistrate, Dooshima Ikpambese, in her ruling, ordered substituted service on the defendant.

“The records of the court reveal that attempts at personal service on the defendant on June 14 and June 15, failed.

”Consequently, an order of substituted service is hereby granted.

“The defendant shall be served by pasting the orders of the court, writ of summons, hearing notices, and all other subsequent processes of this court at the entrance of the McCarty Stadium Wadata, Makurdi and Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi and entrance door of Upper 2, Makurdi,” she held.

Ikpambese further adjourned the case until July 11 for further mention.

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