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VIDEO: My Landlord burnt down my pharmacy – man cries out

Man identified as Lawrence Ifeanyi on Facebook has taken to the platform to accuse his landlord, Mr. John Okechukwu Nwaimo of incinerating his pharmacy and aesthetics clinic in Ajah, Lagos.

The clearly distraught man shared videos of his pharmacy being razed down on Tuesday night. According to Ifeanyi, the landlord had accused him and his wife of breaking into his apartment and poisoning the water tank, his teacup, spoons, gate, keys, pillow, and other house appliances.

Marybeth Pharmacy and Aesthetics clinic before the fire

The couple upon hearing allegations meted at them mildly spiralled out of control and rebuffed the landlord. Mr. Ifeanyi involved the nearest police station after detailing the altercation with Mr. Nwaimo to his legal counsel.

According to Mr. Ifeanyi, the DPO of Ogombo Police station stated that Mr. Nwaiom had accused a previous tenant of poisoning his water tank. He advised that the accused take up the case in a higher division.

“The DPO said that he moved with his boys immediately to the scene to do their duty, after which he told my landlord that there is no trace of poisoning or such but if he is not satisfied he can take the water sample to Nafdac .
DPO said this man frustrated him, dragged him to alausa for no reason. So he won’t be able to handle his case, that I should please report to a higher police station.” Mr. Ifeanyi noted
Marybeth Pharmacy and Aesthetics clinic after the fire

Right after discovering the police won’t be of much help, Mr. Ifeanyi was said to be going on about his business when a petition made by his landlord against him and his wife came from the Area A police command, Lagos Island.

It was gathered that the couple was accused to be known armed robbers who gained entry into the landlord’s house forcefully. During interrogation sessions and investigations, Mr. Nwaimo was said to be insistent on having his tenants ejected from the store without compensation but personnel from the Area A command asserted that the landlord makes a refund if he wants the couple ejected from the space rented for N3 million.

“The inspector in charge of the case came to his house on Friday last week to interrogate and she took all the items he (the landlord) said was poisoned. He kept forcing the police to eject us but the police said he should refund all the money we paid him in full and this man said he doesn’t have such money but the police should just eject us and kept pressing on this”. Mr. Ifeanyi partly wrote on Facebook

A counter-petition was made by Mr. Ifeanyi through his lawyer at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Panti on Monday January 31st. The store was razed on Tuesday night in a suspected arson.

Watch the video and Ifeanyi’s narration after the cut::

Lawrence Ifeanyi’s account is below:

My Landlord burnt down my pharmacy yesterday the 1st of February 2022!!!!..
I’m broken and shattered, I need help !!
Sometime last month, my landlord came to my pharmacy accusing i and my wife of entering his house to poison his water tank (the same water we use in the pharmacy), his tea cup, spoons, his gate, his keys, his pillow and other house appliances (video evidence).
We challenged him radically and chased him back into his apartment.
We called our lawyer to report the ugly incident but he advised we stay calm and watch him of any further attack then we can take it up.
I rushed to Ogombo police station to make entry. The police immediately mobilized a team to go with me.
The DPO of Ogombo police station was immediately alerted to give the signal to his boys but he asked them to disembark from that operation , he called me in and explained his encounter with this same landlord of mine.
He told me how my landlord came to the police station 2 years ago to accuse someone of poisoning his water , tea cup and other home appliances .
The DPO said that he moved with his boys immediately to the scene to do their duty, after which he told my landlord that there is no trace of poisoning or such but if he is not satisfied he can take the water sample to Nafdac .
DPO said this man fulstrated him, dragged him to alausa for no reason. So he won’t be able to handle his case, that I should please report to a higher police station .
After 3 days, on a Friday I was in my office when a petition was delivered to me from Area A police station, Lagos island to report on Monday .
We also informed our lawyer and he asked us to get set by Monday.
I, my wife and our Lawyer appeared at area A on Monday and was given the petition to read. It was this same landlord of ours, he said we are known armed rubbers, we gain entrance to his house and poisoned all his things and the police should evict us immediately from his property.
Meanwhile, because it’s in a good location, we rented the abandoned and dilapidated shop space for 1.5m and for 2 yrs(3m for 2 yrs).
10% each for agent, agreement and caution fee.
We renovated the whole building and fixed it to fit in for a pharmacy and Aesthetics clinic with over 3m (every dime spent on repairs with receipt) .
The inspector in charge of the case came to his house on Friday last week to interrogate and she took all the items he (the landlord) said was poisoned. He kept forcing the police to eject us but the police said he should refund all the money we paid him in full and this man said he doesn’t have such money but the police should just eject us and kept pressing on this.
We were supposed to meet at area A on Monday but I didn’t because wifey wasn’t strong. This man went there to cause trouble and was violent accusing them of taking side with us.
Our lawyer petitioned him and transferred the case to state CID panti.
The petition was signed on Monday.
And on Tuesday, Feb 1st at about 1am wifey got a call from a Neigbour crying that our pharmacy is on fire.
We rush down to our pharmacy, the whole community was already outside trying to put off the fire but to no avail
Called Fire service over and over and they finally appeared when everything has been burnt down
This man was inside his house and locked himself up all through, his car parked inside his compound .
Ogombo Police patrol team came to the scene, opened and entered his apartment, banged on his doors severally but he refused to open up ..
Mr John Okechukwu Nwaimo incinerated my pharmacy

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