A landlord and his wife have landed in serious trouble after brutalizing a tenant over unpaid bills.
A tenant identified as Oyize Peter, was on Sunday allegedly disfigured by her landlord, Ubasinachi Ekweozor, and his wife, Anulika, over unpaid water and electricity bills at their house located at No, 78, Amudalatu Agodo, Ikotun, Lagos.
A source who shared the story said: “Oyize was owing electricity bills and her house was disconnected. This infuriated her landlord because the tenant’s house was also connected to the pumping machine that serves the entire compound.
So the landlord called an electrician to connect the machine’s wire to his own apartment and also called a plumber to disconnect Oyize’s pipe so she wouldn’t have water, but she didn’t allow that and it led to an exchange of words.
Calm was later restored and the tenant returned to her apartment. However, Oyize was in the kitchen when the landlady allegedly took her unawares and used an axe to mar her face.”
The victim has since been rushed to a hospital while the culprits have been whisked to Ikotun Police Station where they are currently cooling off.