In Okuokoko community, close to Warri, Delta state, a landlord named Augustas Okoro is accused of removing the roof of her female renter due to overdue rent.
Comrade Israel Joe, a human rights activist, confirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Friday, November 4, 2022.
He claimed that the rainfall from yesterday destroyed the tenants’ properties.
He wrote; “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.”
Many Nigerians are reacting in different ways;
According to Comrade Obaro Mukoro, a Facebook user, he said; “This is pure wickedness and I believe the landlady will pay dearly for this lawless act.”
Another user, Helen Akintade Akagha, she said; “How I wish I can talk to person like you in my mom’s case.
“Her landlady is really oppressing her, insulting her to the extent she left Port Harcourt to owerri just to have peace of mind.”
Johnny B Freeborn Omuta said, “At least let it be up to 3 months na. Too early to start removing roof.. let with me let the youth just remove all the roof from the building let’s see how much she go take fix am na.”
Elvis Ahwinahwi said, “Gross ignorance on the part of the landlady. Make she nor run ooooooo.”
Collins Idodo said, “Just Nov retage,,let d landlady face d law.”