A businessman identified as Archie Mctribuoy has dragged Lusaka lawyer Martha Mushipe to court for failing to pay over K70,000 in rental arrears.

Mctribouy is seeking an order for leave to issue vacant possession and warrant of distress of house number 100/11, in Ibex Hill, Lusaka.

He is further seeking payment of the outstanding rentals at the rate of K6,500 per month from January 2017 until vacant possession is rendered less monies paid so far, damages, costs and other relief.

In an affidavit in support of originating summons filed in the Lusaka High Court, Wednesday, Mctribuoy stated that he entered into a tenancy agreement with Mushipe on January 14, 2017 in respect of the house in Ibex Hill.

He stated that Mushipe had breached the Tenancy Agreement to the extent that she had willfully failed, neglected and or refused to pay rentals within the meaning of the Tenancy Agreement, adding that the same had accumulated in excess of K70,000.

Mctribuoy added that the payment had been so erratic.

He stated that he finds it relevant to terminate the said Tenancy Agreement on account of failure to perform by Mushipe who had despite several reminders failed to honour her obligation.