One Mrs Gladys Sotonye Ogan a native of Edo state married to a member of Ogan family in Okirika Local Government area of Rivers State who is now deceased has raised alarm over seeming plans by ,her late husband’s tenant, Gloria Halliday to take over her late husband’s property.
Mrs Ogan while narrating her ordeal revealed that after her husband’s death in 2017, she met Halliday who is her husband’s tenant at a two bedroom apartment in Mbonu street, D-line in company of a Pastor and a lawyer to negotiate with her on the way forward.
According to Mrs Ogan, Halliday claimed to have paid the husband rent for five years (2017 to 2022) .
Mrs Ogan said the receipt her husband left with her indicated that Halliday rent will expire 2019 November not 2022 November.
The widow stated that even the bank statement she obtained from her late husband’s bank is inconsistent with the amount Halliday claimed she paid into the account of her late husband as the five year rent.
Mrs Ogan explained that Halliday later wrote to her through a lawyer that she do not know her(Mrs ogan),that she is an impostor. Mrs Ogan disclosed that Halliday through the lawyer asked her (Ogan) to bring letter of administration/letter of introduction, will and her husband’s death certificate that confirms she is the next of kin of her deceased husband as regards the property.
Mrs Ogan explained that after she obtained legal document to administer the husband’s property and forwarded same to Halliday’s number up till this moment, she has refused to come forward to tender her own bank statement and other evidence to buttress her claim for five year rent payment.
Mrs Ogan noted that her insistence for Halliday to bring her own bank statement is hinge on the fact that the receipt Halliday tendered which captured the purported payment for period of 2017 to 2022 is full of inconsistency as compared to the receipt her late husband showed her before his death which expired 2019 .
Mrs Ogan called on well meaning Nigerians and the Government to help her prevail on Halliday to vacate her late husband’s property wondering if Halliday wants to take over the property.
Mrs Ogan who is a mother of three children aged 13,12 and 7 years old respectively lamented the untold hardship she is passing through as a result of alleged refusal of Halliday to vacate the property .
As at the time of this report Gloria Halliday was yet to respond to text messages sent to her mobile lines by our reporter after she did not pick several calls put across to