Popular Nollywood actor and producer, Fred Amata is currently facing problems, as on Thursday, October 13, 2011 he was reportedly brought before the Magistrates’ court for allegedly owing a year’s rent, News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) has reported.
Last week several newspapers reported that Amata was pulled to court by the plaintiff, Mr. I.F Fadoyebo, a landlord who told the court in his statement that Fred Amata was owing him N600, 000, being the yearly rent for his apartment.
Fadoyebo also said his four-bedroom bungalow situated at 8, Razaq Balogun Street, Surulere was occupied by Amata illegally as he failed to pay his rent for a year. He stressed that he had given the actor a quit notice, although Fred had failed to acknowledge it.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has also reported that Amata never showed up in court on the day that he was supposed to. But we were told that Amata’s lawyer, Chris Okoh was present to tell the court that his client was feeling sick so couldn’t appear in court.
The case has been adjourned to Tuesday, October 18, 2011 for further hearing.
Speaking with our reporters, Amata said he was mourning the death of his mother who had passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011 (May her soul rest in perfect peace).
‘You’ll have to book an appointment, I’m mourning the death of my mother and I want all that to pass away before I move on’, Amata told ‘Nigerian Entertainment Today’.
Amata has starred in over 39 movies and directed or produced over 20 home videos. In 2006, he starred in the Nigerian-British historical drama film ‘Amazing Grace‘. He is also the brother to popular actor Zack Amata and producer/director Jeta Amata.