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Lawyer allegedly sends 6 hefty men to throw nursing mother out of Anambra home over N20,000 ‘tenancy levy’

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A nursing mother, Mrs Ifeyinwa Egwu, of Samino Lane, Oduke Layout, Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has decried her eviction from her apartment.

She claimed that six “hefty men” on Monday stormed the four-storey building where she lived and ejected her and four other tenants.

The nursing mother, who was seen breastfeeding her three-month-old baby by the side of her property, alleged that the men broke down her door to enter the apartment, Punch reported.

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“They said they were acting on the order of an Ogidi Magistrate’s Court but they did not show us the order. They rather showed us a suit filed against us by our landlord, Mr Peter Ohaejesi, through his counsel, Mr Uche Abanuno.

“What is surprising is that we do not owe the landlord any rent. We are yearly tenants and the rent we paid this year in January will expire in December 2021.

“The bone of contention is the tenancy agreement, which his new lawyer is demanding. Right now, my husband travelled and before then, he paid the tenancy agreement, including other payments. We were not supposed to be ejected because of tenancy agreement payment to a lawyer.

“Mr Uche Abanuno is the new lawyer who took over from the former one and this problem started when he insisted that whatever agreement we had with the former lawyer was over, and that we had to pay him a tenancy agreement levy of N20,000 each and some peacefully paid. But the funny thing is that both those who paid and those who did not pay were ejected.

The lawyer reportedly refused to talk to journalists on the phone. He asked them to put their question in writing.

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