A landlord, Lateef Adegoke, has asked an Osogbo customary court to ask a 70-year-old widow, Elizabeth Adeoni to leave his property. Adegoke told the court that Adeoni had not paid for her apartment since 1995. He told the court that he wants her to pay the rent arrears and leave his house. He said that he needed the money to take care of certain financial obligations.
In her response, Adeoni said life had been very difficult for her since her husband died many years ago, adding that things became worse when she lost her two children. Adeoni, who wept in the court, pleaded with the court to beg the landlord not to eject her from the house because she had nowhere to go.
The President of the court, Ladipo Balogun, urged the woman not to lose hope and charged her to find something to do so as to be able to pay her rent. Balogun then adjourned the case until 15 March for further hearing.