Landlord Arraigned For Theft Of Tenants’ Property Worth N12.9m


A Lagos landlord, Dotun Osinsanya, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing N12.9 million belonging to his tenants, one Tunji Komolafe and Victor Chilaka and also locking up their office.

Osinsanya, 55, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and breach of peace.

The complainants rented part of Osinsanya’s property which they used as an office.

The police prosecutor, Samson Ekikere, informed the court and the presiding Magistrate Oshodi Makanju, that the alleged incident occurred on March 20, 2013 at about 11a.m at 27, Adeleke Street in Ikeja area of Lagos.

Ekikere also alleged that the landlord who resides at 374, Ikorodu Road, Maryland conducted himself in a way to cause breach of peace by locking up the offices of Komolafe and Chilaka.

According to him, the defendant stole the following property: Plasma TV valued at N85,000, two Dstv decoders, N24,000; water dispenser, N76,000; displaying board, N45,000; chairs and tables, N1,400 and video machine, N205,000,

Welding machine N560,000; two split unit ACs N168,000; four laptops N520,000; cash in account office N350,000; complete set of Nular N8,400,000; law textbooks N80,000; one laptop N100,000; LLB and call to bar certificate; recycling seat N355,000; one Rolex gold wrist watch N100,000; one UPS N10,000; one stabilizer N5000; two extension board N5000; total N12.908,000 all belonging to Komolafe and Chilaka.

The defendant who pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge levelled against him by the police was granted bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

Magistrate Makanjuola adjourned the matter to May 24, 2013.