The Lagos State Government through its Citizens’ Mediation Centre (CMC) at Ojokoro-Ijaiye has successfully restored the family of Olalekan Balogun to their apartment after being locked out by the aggrieved landlord for 18 days.
The Public Affairs Officer of the Citizens’ Mediation Centre, Popoola Naheem Olaide, said the family was denied access to their apartment and rendered homeless after the landlord allegedly seized their belongings and sent them packing over their inability to meet up with the rent payment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which adversely affected the family business.
Mr. Balogun said, “He had reported the matter to Nigeria Police at the Meiran Police Station but efforts made by the Police proved abortive as the landlord, Edwin Odigie, failed to honour Police invitations.
Balogun further stated that he was poorly treated by his landlord.
“All I had for many days, was the cloth on my body because my landlord denied us access into our apartment because I could not meet up with payment of rent due to the Covid-19 Pandemic which adversely affected my small scale business.” (Independent)