Autumn Spikes, former girlfriend of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, got evicted from her North Miami apartment in Florida, U.S., after piling up unpaid rent for six months in 2020.
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.
But while the affair was going on fine most of last year, Spikes was grappling with accumulated rent arrears of $13,230 for the months of March to August 2020, according to PREMIUM TIMES.
The landlord of the property, The Shoreline at SoleMia, 2301 Laguna Circle, North Miami, Florida, issued Ms Spikes with a 30-day ‘Pay or Vacate’ notice on August 5.
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, the same court where Dangote would later sue her in January.
According to the complaint, notice of debt, the lease and other documents filed as exhibits by Spikes’ landlord in the suit that is now closed.
The period of her accumulated rent and the court action coincided with the grim period of COVID-19 and attendant restrictions last year.
All attempts to have Spikes personally served with the documents issued at every stage of the suit failed.