Few days ago, actress Cossy Orjiakor went online to announce to the world issues she has with one of her tenants on her property in Lagos.
Speaking to Saturday Beats on the phone recently, Cossy said the tenant, whom she called Akapor Gerrard, slapped her when she went to ask him about her rent.
“I gave them notice to quit and pack out of my house since February. The first issue I had with this particular tenant was when the wife came and insulted me saying that I was dating her husband. People advised me to give them six months grace which I did. The day I gave them the notice, they came and started shouting at me. It was eight months ago.
“I went to meet him few days ago to go and meet my agent and to let us know if he was still interested in renewing his rent. His cult friend slapped me in the process. They believe that when they intimidate me, I won’t be able to tell them to pay their rents as such; they would be staying in my house free of charge,” she said.
Cossy said she has not been able to make profit from her property because she has “terrible” people as tenants.
“I am supposed to be making N2.6m every year from my property but all I have seen since this year is N100, 000. It is so sad. When you make investment and you are not seeing the profit, it can be sad. The man is even from Cotonou. His wife was the one that came to rent the apartment. They always fight in this neighbourhood. People here are scared to talk about them. But I am not scared. They are all in Eye fraternity,” she said.
When asked if she had reported the case to the police, Cossy said, “I can’t report the case to the police; I can only take it to court. If anything happens to me now, people will know who is behind it. Let him come out and defend himself if he feels I am saying anything bad about him.”