Lagos – A 50-year old landlady, Mrs. Hannah Adako is now cooling her feet in the Corrections Center, Kirikiri town, Lagos for allegedly hiring thugs to destroy her tenant’s properties and threw them away over ejection.
The incident happened at Dayo Adako Street, Idimu area of Lagos State, where the house is located.
It was reliably gathered that the tenant, Anifowose Olarewaju and his landlady have been at loggerhead for sometimes over a minor issue, which the landlady vowed to send him packing very soon.
Source revealed that the tenant told the landlady that he will not leave until his rent money expired and will get back to her through his lawyer.
However, Anifowose suffered his fate few days later when the landlady asked him to move out the following day without properly serving him a quit notice or going to Court to follow due process.
She was said to have told her neighbours that she would not waste time by going to Court to eject Olarewaju and so she decided to eject him and his family in a crude manner.
The matter was reported to the Idimu Police Division and the landlady, Mrs. Adako, was arrested and detained at the station for interrogation over the conduct. She was asked to produce those thugs who destroyed the properties and threw everything out but she refused.
After thorough interrogation, the Police found her culpable and subsequently charged her before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for conspiracy and willfully damaging the properties belonging to the tenant, Olarewaju worth N7million.
During the hearing, the prosecutor, Supol Benedict Aigbokhan told the court that the landlady, Mrs. Hannah Adako, reportedly hired thugs and brought them to the house. They first detained Olarewaju and members of his family before the thugs invaded the house and destroyed everything found inside before they threw all the properties outside and left.
The landlady however pleaded not guilty to the charges when she was arraigned.
The prosecutor, then asked the Court to give a date for hearing since she pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove that she actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs K.A. Ariyo, granted her bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till 19th December, 2022, for mention while the defendant was remanded in custody at the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when she will perfect her bail conditions.