Angry Landlord Shuts NEPA Office, Says they Owe 6 Months Rent, Sits in Front of the Locked Place

Angry Landlord Shuts NEPA Office, Says they Owe 6 Months Rent, Sits in Front of the Locked Place

- A Nigerian landlord has locked electricity distribution staff over failure to pay up rent arrears

- His action forced them to work in the vehicle they had come in

- Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions to the incident as photos emerged

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A Nigerian landlord has shut the office of electricity officials over their inability to foot their bills.

The incident, according to BBC News Pidgin, happened in Ogbumnabali, Port Harcourt Rivers.

Angry Landlord Locks NEPA Office, Says they Owe 6 Months Rent, Sits in Front of the Bolted Place
NEPA reacts as landlord locks their office over failure to pay rent Photo Credit: BBC News Pidgin
Source: Instagram

In the pictures that were shared, the angry landlord took a sit in front of the locked office, suggesting a finality on his decision and perhaps to prevent any forceful entry into the place.

According to the unidentified man, the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution (PHED) office had not paid their rent since December 2020.

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However, the affected PHED officials said they have paid up stressing that the landlord may yet to have received alert.

PHEDC spokesperson, Chioma Aninwe reacting to the incident stated that it may be a case of communication breach and went on to say that the house owner has already been reached with a proof of their payment.

@omawildflower worte:

"What kind of story is this for the love of God??"

24___gx said:

"Lol even devil self go they laff when he hear Nigeria matter."

@opeyemioab commented:

"Nigeria dey catch cruise on brekete levels."

@miss_wilcox reacted:

"Don’t play with an Ikwerre man’s rent."

@ellie_snyder001 remarked:

"Wahala no dy finish for dis country."

@maxwellunah said:

"Landlord e better as you disconnect this people. them go just cut your light even wen you don pay part of the crazy bills wey dem give you. so make dem feel am too."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that DJ Cuppy had stated being a landlord makes one move differently.

The Disc Jockey made this statement as she shared a sneak peep of her house. Cuppy in one of the clips shared to her Instagram story is seen cleaning the floor as she expressed excitement about setting up her home.

According to her, it has been quite stressful:

"Been lot of stress but personally, doing up my house was a project so important to me!"


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