A landlord in Benin, Edo state, has allegedly set his house ablaze over his tenants refusal to pay rent.
According to several reports, the landlord inherited his late father’s house, and he has since been arrested by police after committing the crime.
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,” Ifaluyi stated.