Injustice: Man Arrested For Refusing To Forgive Landlady Who Set His Apartment On Fire

April 19, 2016 – Man Arrested For Refusing To Withdraw Charges Against Landlady Who Set His Apartment On Fire

The man whose house was set ablaze by his landlady in Lagos last week has been arrested for allegedly refusing to forgive her.

30-year-old Adeleke Shakiru was arrested after police sent her landlady Adenike Azeez to Kirikiri prison.

We gathered that the police at the division was not happy that Shakiru did not listen to them when they persuaded him to drop charges against Adenike.

The police then arrested both Shakiru and his wife, Bosah and alleged that some time ago, they assaulted Adenike and kept a keg of petrol in their house which they used to power their generator.landlady burn down tenant property ijegun lagos

Residents of Ijegun who went to the court where Shakiru was arraigned were in tears and expressed their reservation over police action.

This is gross injustice!!

10 thoughts on “Injustice: Man Arrested For Refusing To Forgive Landlady Who Set His Apartment On Fire

  1. Just like that
    For christ sake were re we heading to in dis country.
    A lawless country were d less previledge suffer’s alot even wen dey commited nothing

  2. Is it by force to forgive or drop charges? What kind of wickedness is this? To me, I feel that the wicked landlady has some connection with those police and the DPO.

  3. First all, the tenant is under no obligation to forgive. It is not police business to force him to do that. It is not police business to force him to drop the case. They can only persuade him.

    However, on a serious note, reading this article and the previous one, there seems to be track record of landlord/tenant brouhaha. There is no doubt the landlady was wrong by setting tenant’s apt on fire. Reading this article also suggests that tenant might done horrible thing(s) as well that was not previously known to the public.

    I blame legal and judiciary system for this. Landlady should have been able to report the tenant or find a way to legally evict them if they’d violated her premises. Keeping kegs of petrol in the house is no doubt detrimental to the building and occupants. That should have been a lawsuit.

    And this article shows the landlady reported that but tenants got away with it. I know what tenants are capable of doing. Sometimes, one cant help but beat the sh!t out of them. From non-paying tenants to abusing tenants and same goes to landlord too.

    My take is, landlady should pay restitution to the tenants and should be released from jail for time served. The apt burnt is her building and she’s still has to restore that. For her to set the apt on fire, she must have been so frustrated. It is crazy out there

  4. Naija is a palce whr evrytin goes, ranging 4rm Injustice 2 trapling on d Rights of odas 2 celebrating corruption 2 pushing d Truth unda d rug 2 intimidation etc…

    Dats y I alwys continue my stroll hunting…


  6. no police have any right to force some one to forgive another or maybe the landlady is well connected to the do in charge .

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