Angry Tenant Chase Landlord, Lawyer With Cutlass Over Rent

Posted on November 1, 2016



An angry tenant Ola Ajayi has been arrested for allegedly carrying cutlass and chased with intention to attack his landlord, Friday Makama and his lawyer, Barrister Uche Chukwike for attempting to eject him over unpaid house rent in Lagos.
The incident happened at 90, Green Street, Jakande Estate in Isolo, Lagos where Ajayi reside.
Both the landlord, Makama and his counsel, Chukwike was said to have abandoned their mission and took to their heels with Ajayi pursued them and threatened to cut them into pieces.
The 53-year old Ajayi was said to be angry after he reportedly informed his landlord and the lawyer to give him some time as his inability to meet up with his rent arrears was due to the recession.
However, the landlord was said not to be satisfied with such excuse and threatened to throw him out of the apartment.
On the day of the incident that Makama came with Chukwike to effect the ejection, he resisted with violence and reportedly used the cutlass to attack them before the complainants ran away unhurt.
The matter was reported to Ejigbo Police division and Ajayi was arrested and taken to the station.
He was charged to court with threat to life and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace under the Criminal Code..
At the Ejigbo Magistrate court where Ajayi was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A.A. Fashola granted Ajayi bail in the sum of N20.000 with two sureties in like sum.
Ajayi was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail.
The matter was adjourned till 30 November  2016.

One response to “Angry Tenant Chase Landlord, Lawyer With Cutlass Over Rent”

  1. Bobby says:

    Mr. Ajayi was wrong in the first place. The landlord has right to evict you if you are not able to pay your rent. Mr. Ajayi, what he should have done is to plead with his landlord except if he has a questionable character. At this point, he has one. Picking up a machete to kill your landlord over his or her property is very very wrong. These evil practices should be eradicated from our society. Any person or persons with foreign objects with an intention to inflict harm on another person or persons should be treated as a serious case just like carrying guns. Supposed he, unfortunately, was able to use the machete it would have been very serious. However, he later could claim that he had just used it to frighten the landlord. That idea should not be admitted. Why should he carry a machete at the first place? We have to be serious in whatever we do to build a civilized society, gone are the days when our parents used machete as a weapon to disembody someone else that does not agree with their stupid ideas, which has brought us to this present place. We must learn to tolerate each other whether they agree with us or not, that makes the world very interesting. We must always frown over evil and flee from it, whether they are done to us or to another persons.

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