Tenant Kills Landlord Over Unpaid Rent In Ogun


…As Police launch manhunt for suspect

Segun Ayinde Abeokuta

Police in Ogun State have launched a manhunt for a suspected murderer, simply known as Emmanuel for allegedly killing his landlord over house rent at Arigbabu Village.

The suspect who is now on the run was said to have had an argument with his landlord Apeh Benjamin over unpaid house rent resulting in the death of the deceased.

The manhunt was launched on the suspect following a report made by the daughter of the victim that an argument ensued between her late father and the suspect over unpaid rent leading to his demise.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola confirmed this to newsmen in a statement in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

Odutola said that the deceased collapsed during a heated argument with Emmanuel who was threatening to kill his landlord for asking him to pay his rent.

She said the victim was later rushed to NNPC Hospital, Mosimi, where he was confirmed dead by th3 doctor on duty while the suspect took to his heels.

The Police PRO said that efforts are on top gear to arrest the run away suspect as detectives led by SP Temitope Fapohunda had visited the scene and taken photographs, adding that further updates would be communicated.

She, however, informed that the deceased’s body was deposited at OOUTH Morgue Sagamu for preservation.

“The divisional police officer Sotubo has commenced the investigation of a suspected murder case, and the prime suspect has taken to his heels. A suspected murder was reported today on 03/06/2024 at about 1700hrs. Apeh Precious ‘F’ from Arigbabu Village Sotubo came to report that her father, Apeh Benjamin ‘M’, had an argument with his tenant, Emmanuel ‘M’, on 01/06/2024 at about 1920hrs over unpaid house rent.” She added


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