Ebuka’s reality show, Judging Matters has come on the screen for the second time, and on this episode, the secrets of how Nigerians suffer in the hands of house Agents across the country have been exposed.
With the second episode of Judging Matters, you just have the solution to your long existing troubles with that house Agents that swindled you.
A lady Esther Asuquo dragged one James Udo to Justice Olusola Williams as Ebuka-Obi Uchendu was the Counsellor because Mr Udo refused to refund the N50,000 she paid him as service fee to get an apartment.
According to Esther, who is the plaintiff, she approached Udo to help her get an apartment in Lagos since October 2019. When he took her to an apartment she was told to pay N60,000 for an apartment, N50,000 as an agency fee, N50,000 for agreement, nonrefundable N2,000 for registration.
After these payments, she was told to come occupy the house after a month went the rent of the current occupant would have expired.
When she went back to take over the house, she was told that the Landlord’s in-law wants to occupy the said apartment, and the sum of N110,000 paid to the Landlord was refunded to her immediately.
Esther explained that she approached the Agent to refund the N50,00 she paid him for his services since he could not secure accommodation for her, but he said that might not be possible.
When it was the turn of Udo to defend himself, he said he only got N6,200 out of the N50,000 paid as agent fee, because he had shared the rest with his colleagues who also helped Esther to make contacts in search for accommodation.
He claimed he made several attempts to get her accommodation, but it was unfortunate that she could not get her taste.
When Ebuka asked him, he said “ I got her an apartment, but she said her church would not accept the sign on the house, I got her another one, she said she couldn’t leave in a house that has a well because she has young children. Where will I get the money, I have shared it with my colleagues. I only got N6,200.
In her judgment, Justice Olusola Willimas of Judging Matters said since Udo did not get his client the kind of accommodation she asked him to secure for her and she did not pay the said amount to his colleagues with whom he said he shared the money, he would have to refund the money.
She also ruled that when a person is paid for a service and justice is not done to such engagement; there should be a refund.
So justice favoured the plaintiff, Esther Asuquo.