Lawyer Drags National Theatre, National Troupe Board To Court Over Unpaid Legal Fee
A Lagos lawyer Mohammed Adamu has dragged the National Theatre and the National Troupe of Nigerian Board and its Artistic Director Comrade Tar Ukoh before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged failure to pay his legal fees in the sum of N5.7million.
In the statement of claim filed before the court by Barrister Adamu himself, he averred that that since 2013,he served as the retain Solicitor to The National Theatre and the National Troupe of Nigerian Board, rendering legal services to it for fees known as legal fees,
The petitioner said that till date, he has not received any letter or notice terminating his legal relationship with the defendants.
He also averred further that he performs the services of prosecuting and defending cases for and against the defendant and equally render legal services including drafting of agreement and attending matters of mediation and arbitration, under the period of the legal relationship between him and the defendant,
The plaintiff said he represented the defendant from appearance to final determination of 11 cases.
Adamu added that despite service of demand notice of his legal fees the defendants have failed and refused to pay till date despite several meetings between the two parties
He further averred that the refusal of the defendants to pay his legal fees for the services he rendered is unlawful and illegal.
The total amount of legal fees owed the plaintiff by the defendants is N5, 700,000.
Consequently the plaintiff is urging the court to declare that he is entitled to his legal fees.