Nigerian Woman Who Returned from UK after 25 Years Denies Being Deported, Says Her House not Sold (Updated)

Nigerian Woman Who Returned from UK after 25 Years Denies Being Deported, Says Her House not Sold (Updated)

  • A 65-year-old woman who returned to Nigeria from the UK has been rendered homeless in her own country in Lagos state
  • Florence Owanogo who spent 25 years abroad was first reported to have discovered that her tenant sold her house located at 23, M Close, 5th Avenue, Festac in Lagos
  • Further findings, however, revealed that she was just a victim of a family crisis, she was not deported and her house was not sold

5th Avenue by 51 road junction in Festac, Lagos has become the resting place of a 65-year-old woman since she became homeless.

The Nigerian woman identified as Florence Owanogo was said to have returned from the United Kingdom after 25 years. Earlier reports claimed that her house was sold by her tenant.

She is now homeless: Nigerian woman returns from UK after 25 years to discover her tenant has sold her house
She was allegedly detained for 3 months Photo Credit: Twitter/@Diixixme, Kola Sulaimon
Source: Getty Images

Further findings as contained in the report by the FIJ revealed that she was not deported and her house was not sold as widely reported by some media.

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It was also gathered that Owanogo was a victim of a family crisis. Her life took a wrong turn after she lost her brother who, because of his health challenge, she came back to Nigeria.

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The Backstory

It would be recalled that a Twitter user @Diixixme who shared the woman's predicament on social media said he had before now thought Florence was mentally deranged but summoned the courage to interact with her on the night of Wednesday, February 9. It was then she opened up to him.

According to tweep, the 65-year-old woman, who claimed to have worked with the port authority as a personnel officer in 1983, said she had reported the issue to the police but was detained for 3 months after the case was compromised.

@Diixixme wrote on his Twitter account in a post on Thursday, February 10:

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"She spent 25 years in UK struggling just imagine this kind of wickedness I said to her ma'am, all i can do for you is to take your case to social media we might find someone who is willing to help she said is alright & I asked for her permission to snap her she said is alright,'' he wrote. spoke with Twitter user on encounter with Florence

Speaking on how he ran into the homeless woman, @Diixixme told that he met her after she found his missing phone and called him to come for it.

He said:

"I don't know her much. I just met her 3days ago because I lost my phone and she's the one that found it and called me.
"...To my surprise the woman doesn't have a phone."

Outrage trailed the post

@eduggar_ reacted:

"Police.... Nigerian police force. Even she's not saying the whole truth, how can the police not seriously investigating something like this?

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"What's the actual purpose of establishing this institution and for paying them?
"God forbid evil."

@MalikHassan411 thought:

"She must have trusted that particular tenant with her house documents for them to be able to even sell the property. She needs to give detailed information which can help in investigations to help lock up that evil tenant and also get her property back ."

@JMBenjamins opined:

"Nigerians can come up with a new documents for your home if u don’t go around it always, that’s why on most houses they write it boldly this house is not for sale..its fuc*ked up like."

Man returns after 42 years overseas to find out his two wives have remarried

Meanwhile, previously reported that a man had returned home after 42 years abroad to discover his wives have remarried.

The octogenarian named Peter walked out of his Makale village in Malava, Kakamega county, Kenya in 1974 aged 37.

Peter had told his people that he was going in search of greener pastures because he needed to take care of two wives and five children, although details of where he was headed and his expected return date were scanty.


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