Peter and Paul Okoye have finally vacated their controversial eight-room Omole Duplex for an unknown hotel in Lagos following a protracted disagreement with their former land lord, Charles Nwangwa.
Sources at their former home in Omole-Lagos say the house, which is now going through heavy renovation, has been contracted to Mark Imperial Development Company Ltd for rent.
Psquare moved into the Omole property in 2007, telling reporters they owned the house, but were yet to finish paying up.
But their landlord showed up two years later, debunking reports he sold the house to them, and alleging, amongst many other things, that they abused his property and harrassed him. All through 2009, the landlord was a thorn in the brothers’ flesh; calling press conferences and showing up- embarassingly- at their home. He eventually issued them a quit notice.
It wasn’t long before Psquare acquired a property within the same neighbourhood, with plans to erect their own house without delay.
The Okoye brothers are expected to move into their new home in a matter of weeks.
We took time out to see work in progress on their new property, a 12 room duplex (on 177B Lola Hollow Street, Block VI, Omole Residential Scheme 1, Lagos).
A worker at the site told NET that painting has started inside the building. The whole project was contracted to Volia Nigeria Ltd, (an engineering and construction company) shortly after they acquired the land early last year.
Sources in the know told NET the property (with approved plan number DIM/3247/98) was allegedly gotten through the state ministry of Lands and survey shortly after the faceoff between the popstars and Nwangwa.
QUICK FACTS ON PSQUARE’S NEW HOME
•The house sits on two plots of land.
•Located at: 177B Lola Hollow Street, Block VI Omole Residential Scheme 1, Lagos.
•Main contractor is Volia Nigeria Ltd Engineering construction.
•Architect: Jayson Konsult
•Approved plan number DIM/3247/98
•12 room duplex
•The house is divided into two with six rooms each. And two separate underground studio for each duplex.
•The house is expected to be completed and commissioned later this year.
•The house was allegedly sold to them through Lagos state ministry of Lands and survey.