News Update

Landlady Pours Hot Water Mixed With Pepper on Tenant over Inability to Pay Rent

By Ikegonna Eleke

A woman identified as AmakaOkonkwo has scalded her tenant by pouring hot water mixed with pepper on the tenant over her inability to pay rent.

Fides gathered that the tenant, Imabong William, had been given quit notice over her inability to pay a new rent imposed on tenants in the building, but had sought for time to find a new apartment before her landlady poured hot water mixed with pepper on her.

The incident happened on Thursday at Enugwu-Ukwu Community in Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.

Sources within the community said the victim, who hails from AkwaIbom State, was already receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital after neighbours rescued her.

Her landlady,Amaka, had also been arrested by the police after neighbours reported her action at Nimo Police Station.

The Anambra State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs, MrsIfyObinabo, who visited the victim, narrated that the victim stated that she was asked to vacate the house over her inability to pay the new rent increment.

She explained that she demanded some time to enable her to get a new place, but unfortunately while she was washing her clothes on Thursday, the said landlady poured hot water mixed with pepper on her from behind.

Obinabo stated her displeasure over the incident and promised to get justice for the victim.

She warned that the Anambra State Government would not take lightly with anyone found culpable of assault of any kind and went on to advice the public to always report crimes and misdemeanors at the appropriate channels for quick intervention.