Tenant Battles Illegal Ejection


Mr. Gbenga Akinola, a resident of 25, Ganiyu Lawal Street, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria, has dragged his landlady  before the Lagos State Ministry of Justice Citizens Mediation Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, over an alleged illegal ejection.

It was gathered that the landlady, Mrs. Lawal had issued him with a quit notice immediately after the expiration of his two-year tenancy, claiming that the tenant refused to submit his passport photograph  and other documents demanded by the landlady to her agent.

It was gathered that the Centre had advised Mrs. Lawal to give the tenant up till 31 October, 2010 to secure an alternative accommodation.

Akinola told P.M.NEWS that he approached the Citizens Mediation Centre because he was not owing his landlady, adding that he saw the landlady’s action as an illegal ejection without recourse to due process.

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However, the landlady stated that she decided to eject the tenant because he failed to  obey laid down regulations.

Mrs. Lawal agreed to obey the instruction of the Centre and allow the tenant till 31 October, 2010.

—Paul Sanusi,    Ayodeji Dedeigbo

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