Popular hip-hop musician, Idris Abdul-Kareem, has been dragged to Area F Police Command for allegedly beating up his landlord.
The suspect, who was arrested and dragged to police following a complaint by his landlord, Mr Oladipo Abimbola, accused his tenant, Idris Abdul-Kareem, of fraud, harassment and intimidation.
The police said the confrontation that led to this charge took place on January 3, 2020 at Valley View Estate, Ikeja after the landlord instructed IKED officials to disconnect his electricity due to overdue and unpaid accumulated electricity bills worth N535,000.
It was reliably gathered that the visibly enraged Idris allegedly forced his way into his landlord’s compound in order to beat and strangle him when confronted about owing electric bills.
The landlord claimed that he was unaware that Idris Abdul-Kareem was to be his tenant when he rented the flat.
According to him, Abdul-Kareem’s wife rented his apartment on behalf of her husband.
He also stated that Abdul-Kareem is an antisocial and dangerous person who constantly owes him rent and would stop at nothing to carry out his threat of assault.
Although Idris Abdul-Kareem, who said he had earlier warned his landlord, accused him of sexually harassing his wife in his absence and refused to respect their privacy by wantonly encroaching on their side of the compound without permission.
He claimed that his landlord has once been arrested for a previous case of sexual harassment against another (female) tenant.
However, the case was still being handled by the police as at the time of filing this report.