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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Police arrest landlord for killing tenant over N300 electricity bill

TRENDS by Bukchris gathered that a N300 electricity bill was the cause of a disagreement between the two men and this later led to Akande’s death.
It was learnt that trouble started when the suspect accosted his tenant on his way to work on Monday, demanding the payment of his electricity bill.

Akande’s plea that he should be allowed to pay the bill at the end of the month because he was a salary earner reportedly didn’t go down well with his landlord.

Disturbed by the ensuing argument, the deceased’s wife was said to have intervened by giving the landlord N200, promising to pay the balance of N100 in the evening.
But not ready to allow the issue go that way, Isiaka reportedly slapped his tenant on his cheek and later hit him on his chest.

Eyewitnesses said that Akande collapsed immediately and all efforts to revive him didn’t yield any positive result.

Neighbors and sympathisers then rushed him to a nearby hospital, where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

His corpse was later deposited at the mortuary of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Policemen from Moniya Police Station, who were drafted to the scene based on a report made by a resident of the area, later arrested the suspect.