An overzealous Ibeju-Lekki based female property agent, identified as Eniola, a resident of new transformer bus stop, Awoyaya new road, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos has allegedly removed the Roofing sheets of her tenant’s apartment over his inability to pay his N100,000 yearly rent arrears of between January 2020 till date.
The female agent was alleged to have hired the services of suspected thugs and mobilised them to the resident of the victim, Kingsley Ibeabuchi residing at 2 Uyi Osifo Close, Imalete, Ibeju-Lekki to remove his apartment’s Roofing sheets on 14 July, 2020 while he was away to work just a day after the two weeks quit notice she issued to the tenant had expired.
Following the ugly development, the distraught Ibeabuchi, a driver have appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to come to his rescue and use the female agent as a test case for the Landlords/Tenant’s Law of Lagos State to serve as a deterrent to other property agents operating with impunityIn Lagos metropolis and frustrating tenants.
Narrating his ordeals to 4eyenews, Ibeabuchi stated: “I rented a one room self contain apartment from my Landlord, Uyi Osifo now based abroad at 2 Uyi Osifo Close, Imalete Alafia, Ibeju-Lekki in 2017 for N100,000 yearly rent agreement and since then I have not defaulted until 2020 when COVID-19 crisis broke out and paralyzed business activities
“In a bid to pay the rent, I had saved the sum of N55,000 between January and March when the Federal Government suddenly lockdown the country to contain the spread of Coronavirus and I used the money to feed my family including my three months old new born baby.
“After the partial relaxing of the lockdown, I started saving money again to pay for the rent only for the agent, Eniola to come to my house to give me a two weeks quit notice to pack out and I asked myself how is it possible to get a new accommodation within two weeks.
“Eniola later brought thugs to my apartment to remove the roofing sheets on 14 July, 2020 while I was away to work despite assuring her that I would pay the rent before the end of July and I have reported the matter at the Elemoro Police Station.
” I am now appealing to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Civil Society Group and kind hearts Nigerians to come to my aid and save me from imminent illegal ejection and to compel the agent and the Landlord, Uyi Osifo to follow due process in the ejection of tenants, Ibeabuchi appealed.”
When contacted for comment, Eniola confirmed the incident and said that the Landlord of the building directed her to eject the tenant, Ibeabuchi but that as the Police arrested her she directed the carpenter that climed the roof to remove the roofing sheets and to go and fix the roofing sheets back before I was granted bail, I regretted my action, Eniola stated.”