Aliko Dangote’s Ex-Girlfriend Reportedly Evicted From US Apartment For Owing Six-Month Rent
Spikes and Dangote dated secretly for nearly 10 years until recently when the business mogul broke up with her and subsequently sued her in a court in Florida for allegedly trying to extort $5million from him.
However, according to PremiumTimes, court documents have shown that while the affair was ongoing last year, Spikes was grappling with accumulated rent arrears of $13,230 (over N5 million) for the months of March to August 2020.
The landlord of the property, The Shoreline at SoleMia, 2301 Laguna Circle, North Miami, Florida, reportedly issued Spikes a 30-day ‘Pay or Vacate’ notice on August 5.
However, the lady neither paid the debt nor vacated her apartment number 1708.
After the expiration of the 30-day notice, the landlord, on September 19, 2020, filed an eviction suit against her at a Miami Dade County court, in Florida, the same court where Dangote later sued her in January.
The publication obtained the complaint, notice of debt, the lease and other documents filed as exhibits by Spikes’ landlord in the suit that is now closed.
The landlord’s complaint in the eviction suit reads in part;
Plaintiff owns or is the lessor of the real property, the premises:
The Shoreline at SoleMia, 2301 Laguna Circle Apt 1708, North Miami, FL 33181.
Tenant retains possession of the premises under a written lease requiring rent of $2,215.00 per month to be paid the first of each month.
A copy of relevant portions of the lease is attached hereto and incorporated herein as plaintiff’s Exhibit A.
Tenant failed to pay rent for March, April, May, June, July and August.
Tenant owes plaintiff rent the months stated in paragraph 6 herein in the total sum of $13,230.00
Plaintiff served tenant notice to pay or vacate the premises on August 5, 2020 as shown by copy or copies of the notice(s) attached here to and incorporated herein as plaintiff’s Exhibit (s) B, but tenant refuses to do either.
In accordance with Fla. Stat. (Florida Statutes) Section 83.60(2), if tenant fails to deposit the sum of $13,230.00 in the court registry, plus rent which accrued during the pendency of this action, then plaintiff is entitled to a default judgment for removal of tenant and to recover a judgment for rent due and owing costs in accordance with Fla. Stat. Sections 83.59 and 83.625.
Failure of tenant to pay rent as due caused plaintiff to retain undersigned counsel and incur reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, which tenant should pay pursuant to Flat. Stat. Sec 83.48 and the lease.
Wherefore, plaintiff demands judgment for possession of the premises, rent, due, court costs and attorney’s fees against the defendant and other available remedies in accordance with Fla. Stat. Section 83.625 and for such other relief this court deems just and proper.
The period of her accumulated rent and the court action coincided with the grim period of COVID-19 and attendant restrictions last year.
However, Spikes was consistently absent from the apartment and all attempts to have her personally served with the documents issued at every stage of the suit failed.
Meanwhile, the young lady and Dangote are currently embroiled in a legal battle following a dispute over the monetary terms of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) demanded by the Africa’s wealthiest man after breaking up with his former girlfriend.
It would be recalled that Dangote filed a libel suit on January 20 about 19 days after Spikes posted a video clip through a January 1 Instagram post showing her seated beside the Billionaire businessman with a part of his buttocks revealed.
He alleged in his suit that Spikes threatened to launch “an onslaught” of exposing his “family and private” to social media if he failed to pay her $5million.
Spikes, in a series of Instagram post, denied issuing such threats and in her defence said she instead rejected $15,000 and $2,500 “insultingly” offered her by Dangote in exchange for an NDA over their affair.
MDB few days ago reported that Dangote, through his U.S based lawyers, asked Miami-Dade County court where he filed his libel suit, to issue a gag order against Spikes.
The court has tentatively fixed February 9 for hearing of Dangote’s preliminary petition.