70-year-old widow dragged to court for owing 20 years’ house rent

A 70-year-old widow, Mrs Elizabeth Adeoni, was on Wednesday arraigned
in an Osogbo customary court for owing rent arrears for 20 years.
Lateef Adegoke, the landlord of the widow, told the court that Adeoni had not been paying house rent since 1995.
Adegoke, therefore, prayed the court to assist him to recover his money from the septuagenarian.
The landlord urged the court to order Adeoni to pay the rent and vacate the house.

He said that he needed the money to take care of certain financial obligations.
her response, Adeoni said life had been very difficult for her since
her husband died many years ago, adding that things became worse when
she lost her two children.
Adeoni, who wept in the court, pleaded
with the court to beg the landlord not to eject her from the house
because she had nowhere to go.
The President of the court, Ladipo Balogun, urged the woman not to
lose hope and charged her to find something to do so as to be able to
pay her rent.
Balogun then adjourned the case until March 15 for further hearing. (NAN)

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