Clamping: Court adjourns case against parking firm

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An FCT High Court on Tuesday adjourned till May 5, hearing of a suit filed against Platinum Parking Management Limited by one Mr Austin Uzendu for allegedly impounding his vehicle.

Justice Abubakar Umar fixed the date to enable both parties to file their final written addressees.

However, counsel to the plaintiff, Christian Nwakocha, told the court that the incidence occurred in June 2013.

Nwakocha said that the plaintiff parked his car on Aguiyi Ironsi St., Maitama, Abuja, and paid N100 for one-hour service.

He said that the plaintiff exceeded the time by two hours which necessitated additional N200.

“Instead, the defendant locked the plaintiff tyre and asked him to pay N5,000 as fine for exceeding the period of one hour,” he said.

It would be recalled that the plaintiff instituted the case in July 2013, challenging the action of the defendant.

He prayed the court to make an order directing the defendant to release the plaintiff’s vehicle unconditionally.

The plaintiff also sought for an order of the court mandating the defendants to pay N50,000 as damage.