Dangote’s ex-girlfriend evicted from U.S. apartment over rent debt
YBTC News—Aliko Dangote’s ex-girlfriend, Autumn Spikes, got evicted from her North Miami apartment in Florida, U.S., over unpaid six month rent debt in 2020 despite being a lover to the richest man in Africa at the time.
Mr Dangote secretly dated Ms Spikes for nearly 10 years before the billionaire recently ended the relationship with her. After the break up, Dangote sued Ms Spikes in Florida for allegedly extort him of money worth $5million. During their private affair, Ms Spikes accumulated rent debt of $13,230 for the month of March to August 2020.
Before the eviction, Ms Spikes was served on August 5, with a 30-day ‘Pay or Vacate’ notice by her apartment owner. Ms Spikes 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.
In the lease and other documents filed as exhibits by Ms 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.”