T he petition reads in part: “It is our brief that our client, who is a legal practitioner and property consultant, manages the property situated at No 9 /11, Dayo Kuye Close, New Oko-Oba, Lagos, under the lawful authority of the landlord. The said property is occupied by tenants, among who is Mrs. Jerry Okoh (hereinafter referred to as the ‘tenant’) and her family.
The said tenant has become notorious for the violent conduct which extends to the neighbours, the landlord and her agents. “Based on instruction of the landlord, on 19th April 2017, our client visited the said property in the company of an officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Sergeant Fakule Taiwo, with the intention of serving a ‘Notice of Power Disconnection’ on the defaulting tenants.
“However, when our client requested to see the tenant, her children informed our client that the tenant was not at home. Consequently, ‘The Notice’ was pasted and a picture was taking as proof of service. “Our client then proceeded to serve the notice on the occupiers of the other apartments on the premises. “While the notice was being served on the other occupiers, the tenant came and attacked our client by slapping her, hitting her, tearing her clothes and under wears.
She was mobbed by the tenant and her children. During the assault our client lost her gold neck chain (necklace) and wristwatch both worth 1,270,000.” According to the petition, Sergeant Taiwo’s attempt to quell the attack, which had degenerated to a threat to Ahmed’s life, was suppressed by the violence of the tenant and her children. “Our client was only able to escape this life-threatening incident by the grace of God and the help of the police officer.