A tenant in Sowutuom came back to meet the roof of her house ripped apart by her landlord after she delayed in paying her rent.
The tenant, identified as Philomena Agyarko, was reportedly owing her landlord rent payment for just a month.
Reluctant to wait, the landlord opted to rip off the roof of her house to demonstrate how serious he is in retrieving his rent money.
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“We were pleading for a period of 3 months to move [from the house]," Philomena Agyarko told Accra-based Joy FM.
She said she has been living as a tenant in the house for the past six years, together with her husband and their four kids.
She explained that she and her family had gone to work when the roofs were ripped off by their landlord.
She described the landlord as a very difficult person who normally chooses to address issues the harsh way.
Explaining why the rent payment had delayed, the hapless tenant said she had to use most of her salary to finance hospital bills of her sick husband, who is currently on crutches.
“My husband was really sick and was admitted to the hospital for a while which prompted the late payment because most of the finances have been channeled into hospital bills,” she said.
“Initially he understood the problem and agreed to wait for a while before we can give him the rent,” she added
However, she said, the landlord came back requesting they leave the house, irrespective of whether they are able to raise the money.
“He gave us an ultimatum and asked us to move in a month but we told him that [grace period] was small and requested for three months," she lamented.
Meanwhile, Philomena’s husband has taken legal action, saying the landlord’s actions has led to the destruction of most of their properties.
“All the things in the hall have [been damaged] because of the rains and I want the law to deal with him.
“The police are looking for him but we have not heard anything from him or the police," he stated.
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