Photo: The 2 alleged defaulting lawmakers
A lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu, has dragged a serving Senator and House of Representatives member, Olubunmi Adetunmbi and Peter Owolabi respectively before an Ado-Ekiti High Court over their alleged refusal to pay his legal fees.
Akingbolu is claiming that the members of the national assembly are yet to pay him his money two years after he won election petitions for them both at the election tribunal and at Court of Appeal.
The allegations are contained in separate suits, first of which was filed on June 30 and numbered HAD/70/2021, where Adetunmbi, representing Ekiti North Senatorial District and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) are defendants.
Akingbolu also listed Owolabi of Ekiti North Federal Constituency II and the APC as defendants in the second suit marked HAD/71/2021 and filed on July 2.
In the suit against the senator, the claimant prayed for two reliefs, first is an order directing the defendants to pay a sum of 10 million naira being his professional fees in respect of the legal services rendered to them in Appeal No: CA/EK/EPT/SEN/3/2019.
He is also seeking an order directing the duo to pay him another 10 million naira as damages for breach of contract.
In the other suit, Akingbolu prayed for an order directing the defendant to pay seven million naira as professional fees in respect of the legal services rendered to them in petition No: EPT/EK/LEGH/REP/02/19 and Appeal No: CA/EK/EPT/REP/2/2019.
He is also seeking an order directing the defendants to pay him N10m as damages for breach of contract.
The defendants are yet to file a defence to the suit. (NAN)