Tenant Kills Landlord over Electricity Bill

By Ifeanyi A. Ndukwe

In Ogun State, a 34 year old woman, Ifeoma Ossai, has been paraded by the Ogun State Police Command after killing her landlord, Monday Oladele, during a disagreement over electricity bill payment. The suspect committed the crime after grabbing the victim by his manhood and dragging him till he died.

The police public relations officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, 14 March 2023.

Oyeyemi said men of the State Police Command arrested the suspect following a report lodged at Sango-Ota Divisional Headquarters.

He said the police were hinted by one Olaleye Taiwo who reported that his brother, Oladele, had a disagreement with his tenant over the payment of electricity bill.

He reported that the suspect in the process of disagreement, grabbed the manhood of the deceased and dragged him with it.

‘Consequently, the landlord fell unconscious on the ground and he was rushed to the General Hospital, Ota, where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

‘Upon the report, the DPO, Sango Ota Division, CSP Saleh Dahiru, quickly led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested and taken to custody for investigation.

‘On interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased asked her to pay for electricity bill, but she insisted that until water was directly connected to her apartment as promised by the landlord before she parked in, she would not pay the electricity or any other utility bill.

‘This led to a scuffle between them, consequent upon which the suspect grabbed the manhood of the deceased and dragged him.

‘The deceased subsequently slumped and he was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty. The corpse has been deposited at the hospital mortuary for postmortem examination,’ he said.

The PPRO however, added that the Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.