The landowners had leased the land to the farm to locate its cell station in the area
A high court in Bayelsa today ordered the company to pay N32.5m representing N24m unpaid rents at N3m per annum from 2008 to 2016, N8.5m as damages for distress and hardship caused the claimants.
The Agbereowei family in a suit, SHC/02/2015, filed by Miss Justina Agbereowei and Mr. Wednesday Agbereowei , had sued the telecom company failure to pay rents on the land housing its base station since 2008.
The claimants had prayed the court, presided over by Justice E.G. Omukoro, to declare that they were the persons rightfully entitled to the right of occupancy in the land measuring approximately 40 feet by 40.5.
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