TWO landlords Alhaji S. Oloye and Mr.O. Oloyo,with 24 bed room properties in Odo Oba Area,Ibadan, Oyo state are to spend the next 20 months in Jail for their failure to provide toilet facilities for their tenants.
They were however given an option of N15,000 fine by an Ibadan Customary Court that tried them
The complainant, Mr. Ajayi Olugbenga, a sanitary health officer told the court that the negligent act of the landlords constituted health hazards to the innocent pupils of the school.
He also argued that the refusal of the landlords to provide the facilities forced their tenants occupying 24 rooms in their apartments to defecate in nearby public schools with its attendant health hazards to school pupils
In his judgment, the Customary Court Judge, Chief Sunday Olatunde described the landlords as exploiters without the fear of God and concern for their tenants including health of innocent pupils in the nearby school.
Chief Olatunde said that the judgment passed on them would serve as a deterrent to other landlords in the city.