Ebuka’s Judging Matters has gone to another level with the case f two friends who dragged themselves before Justice Olusola Williams after being friends for 15 years.
The Plaintiff, Christian Essien, told Ebuka and Justice Olusola that her friend, Joy Ada, who is the Defendant, offered her the shop she was occupying so that she can start her business there.
According to Essien, her friend would be leaving the shop for a new place soon, and she was introduced to one man called Lati as the Landlord of the shop.
After informing the Lati, that should love to renovate this shop before moving in, and he agreed.
The Plaintiff got the shock of her life when she was accosted by one Iya Bukola who told her she is the new owner of the shop, and she would not be letting the shop to her.
Essien recounted that Iya Bukola told her that the shop belongs to her late father and the said shop is what she inherited after the property was shared.
She was therefore told to step off the property after, according to her, she had spent about N77,000 on renovations.
That was why she had to sue her friend, Ada on Ebuka’s Judging Matters alleging that she was aware of the pending property sharing and chose not to tell her, allowing her to spend money renovating the shop.
When Ebuka, the Counsellor asked the Defendant Ada to defend herself, she said she does not have an idea why her friend of 15 years would drag her to Judging Matters after offering her a helping hand.
She told the court she would not do such a thing to her friend, an argument that does seem to make sense to her friend.
Justice Olusola, however, had some questions to ask Essien before giving her judgement. She asked her if the Defendant had any gain from the renovations she did or if she gave her any money in the process.
Her answer to the question saw “No” She was also asked why she did not arrest lati who gave her the go-ahead to renovate the shop.
She claimed her grouse was with her friend because a neighbour told her that Ada was aware of the development and allowed her to get into the trap.
Justice Olusola, however, saw no logical reasoning in the Plaintiff’s argument as she subsequently dismissed the case.
Though they might not continue their friendship after leaving Judging Matters, the issue of the N77,000 might have been finally resolved.