Landlord burns down own house over tenants’ refusal to pay rent in Edo state. A man that inherited his late father’s house, Idemudia Obamwonyi, allegedly set the building ablaze over refusal of tenants in the building to pay rent and has since been arrrested by police
Accordin to reports, over 20 shops in the building located at Iwebo lane behind Oba Market in Benin City, Edo State, were razed. Idemudia was said to have been heard shouting telling people to allow the house burn since he does get any money from the house.
A resident in the area, Ifaluyi Obasogie, said it was unheard of for a landlord to set his own house ablaze. “We saw people holding him and he was saying let the house burn.