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Tenant chases landlord away, threatens to kill him

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By Felix Kuyinu

A tenant, Uchenna Charles, has chases out his landlord, Henry Mbramize, threatening to kill him and take over his property situated at Gbolahan Bankole Street, Igando where both of them reside.

Charles was said to have refused to pay up his rent arrears nor pack out of the house, claiming he lost his job after he moved into Mbramize’s house.

Echonews learnt that Charles had threatened to kill his landlord while the latter attempted to apply certain measures to either pressure him to pay or pack out of his house.

He later went to Igando Police Division and reported how his tenant forced him out of his house. The police trailed, arrested Uchenna.

Police source further revealed that Uchenna had some raps of substance suspected to be indian hemp, brought some people, who together with him, were smoking heavily in the compound.

It was relayed that the landlord had run for his safety when he caught them in the act and was threatened to be killed.

“When the landlord saw their mood, he took to his heels. Charles was said to have called him back and threatened to kill him. Since then, the landlord had not returned to the house,” the source narrated.

Uchenna was charged before Ejigbo Magistrates court for smoking Indian hemp and threatening to kill his landlord, the case to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Presiding Magistrate, Kayode Layeni granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He was remanded in prison custody pending when he would perfect his bail condition.

The matter was adjourned till 19th February, 2018.

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