Landladdy Weeps As Her Tenant Converts Her Flats To Hotel (Read Story)


A 75-year-old landladdy, Mrs Hannah Otite, has softened in tears following the conversion of 2 flats in her property set at No. 3 Kafi Street within the Alausa space of Ikeja, lagos State, to a hotel by a tenant, Oshinsegun Ashley, while not her consent.

Narrating her ordeal to PUNCH subway on Wed, Otite aforesaid amid sobs that she ought to comprehend the criminal conversion in Dec 2017, many months when Ashley had moved into the house.

She explained that many makes an attempt to urge him to reverse the case unsuccessful over the years because the tenant resorted to threatening her.

The oldster aforesaid the tenant was introduced by her agent, known merely as Kunle, in Sep 2017, adding that after paying N1.3m as the yearly rent for a flat, Ashley shows interest in securing another flat that became vacant.

Otite expressed that unknown to her, the tenant had the dubious intention of changing the 2 flats into a hotel while not her consent.

After 3 weeks, I visited the property and discovered that he had not moved  in, I Notify  the eye of the agent, but he said I should not bother myself since he had paid.

“I later cosmopolitan abroad and spend, I got a call that one in every of my tenants was moving resolute his newly-built house. My agent once more known as to tell American state that Ashley was inquisitive about the vacant lodging for his brother, who was abroad; i used to be reluctant at first, as a result of I didn’t wish to give 2 flats to constant tenant, however he secure to abide by the agreement he had earlier signed once he rented the primary flat.

“I didn’t understand that he was collaborating with the agent, as a result of shortly when, I got info from one in every of my different tenants that he had regenerate the flats to chalets. When I came back to Nigeria, I went to inspect my property only to see that Ashley had demolished the kitchen and other parts of the flats and converted them to rooms.

“I wept the day I found out that he had converted my house to a hotel because it was never in my plan. After pleading with him on many occasions to correct what he had done and move out of my house, he asked me to institute a proceedings against him, boasting that he wouldn't pay rent for the amount of years the case would be in court.”

She adscititious that she had reportable the matter at the Ikeja police headquarters and approached the court to evict the tenant, adding that though the case is on, Ashley had been threatening her.

Otite known as on the regime and security agencies to help her to reclaim her property.

Meanwhile, the Convener of the Movement for Human Rights Volunteers, Musbau Olatunji, has called on security operatives to protect Otite following the alleged threats by the tenant.

Olatunji told PUNCH subway that he stepped into the touch make sure that justice was served within the matter.

When contacted on the phonephone, Ashley said he never threatened Otite, adding that there was no agreement on the second flat he rented.

He stated, “Well, the matter is in court. She was cautioned last week to not disturb us. This is a property I got on lease; I actually have perpetually got lease property since I resettled to Federal Republic of Nigeria. I have ne'er got a occupied property and that i told her of my intention and purpose of obtaining the complete six flats within the property.
“I got the primary flat and 6 months when, I got the second flat, and I did not do any work on the first flat until when the second was available. I told her what I intended doing in does apartments and I had done major work there, including marble tiling, screeding and POP for the entire ceiling, and so on. I was shocked that then, she drew my attention to a one-year agreement.
“The solely agreement I had together with her was for one flat. I procured the second flat and that i wasn't given any agreement and you're asking me to go away. I am into the building and flats business and i'm shocked that when I actually have adscititious price to the property, she wants me out. How is that possible? I wasn’t threatening her life and moreover everything is in court.

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