Landlord evicts tenant for giving widow N50,000 in Owerri 


‎A landlord in Owerri, Imo State, Mr Emma Ishiguzo, on Monday evicted his tenant for lending a widow the sum of N50,000.

It was gathered that the widow, Mrs Patience Ishiguzo, who is the landlord brother’s wife, needed the amount for the burial of her mother in Akwa Ibom State.

The tenant, Mr Stephen Nnadi, who has a shop along the Mbaise Road, Owerri, explained that earlier, the landlord had come to his shop to buy some items, only for the shop to be broken down by a court bailiff accompanied by an armed policewoman the next day.

He explained that he was not owing the landlord.

Nnadi said, “The only thing I know is that I had to lend my landlord brother’s wife the sum of N50,000, which she came to borrow for the burial of her mother in Akwa Ibom.

The widow said when went to the landlord to beg for money for the burial of her mother, he only gave her N10,000.‎

However, when contacted, Ishiguzo said the house belonged to him and that he had every right to evict any tenant whenever it pleased him.‎

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