A landlady, identified as Augustas Okoro, has been called out on social media for removing the roof of her tenant’s apartment over unpaid rent in Warri, Delta State.
It was gathered that the tenant’s rent expired at the end of October last month, and because the landlady wanted the lady to move out of her property, she allegedly removed her roof.
Human rights activist, Comrade Israel Joe, who confirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Friday, November 4, 2022, said the tenant’s properties were destroyed by yesterday’s heavy downpours.
He further revealed that the incident was reported to the police, and the landlady is currently on the run.
“The Landlady, whom out of wickedness removed the roof of her tenant in Ogoro Crescent, Off Caroline Street, Okuokoko near Warri, Delta State is on the run. Yesterday we reported the case to the DPO Orerokpe CSP Oluwole who swung into action and got the workers who commiting the act arrested since the landlady ran away.
“The rain yesterday, destroyed the properties of the lady and such wickedness should not be entertained in modern society. The woman’s rent expired the end of last month October and the landlady Augustas Okoroo had chose in her callous method to removed the roof in order for the helpless lady to pack out.
“This should be warnings to Landlords and Landladies that there are legal methods of ejecting tenants out of a building instead of oppressive, harassing and cruel method.” He wrote.
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