A wicked tenant in Ajegunle area of Lagos set his room ablaze after his landlord threatened to throw him out for owing 3 years rent.
According to a shocking report, a tenant named Dominic Udo, who owes his blind landlord named Richard, 3-years and 6 months rent, has set the house ablaze, in Ajegunle area of Lagos State.
On August 7, 2015, Udo was alleged to have lighted a candle in his room and left. The fire reportedly razed his room in the evening but was put out by residents in the area before it could spread.
It was suspected that Udo lit up his room to burn based on the fact that the landlord took him to the Citizen Mediation Centre, in Amukoko on August 5, 2015, because of his refusal to pay his rent for so long, which he promised to quit the residence.
Richard, who wanted to eject the tenant from the building for his defiant behaviour went to Ajegunle Police Station and made a report yesterday.
A resident, Mama Nkiru said, “The tenant had no human sympathy. How could a man, who is a commercial motorcycle rider live in a house for over three years without paying his landlord a dime? It is wickedness. He should be ashamed of himself. We are suspecting that he set the building ablaze himself because the landlord took him to the Citizen Mediation Centre.”