Tenant flees after allegedly killing landlord over rent

Tenant flees after allegedly killing landlord over rent

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A middle-aged man, Muhammed Mukailu, is currently on the run after he was accused of killing his landlord following a dispute over rent.

The incident happened on Monday morning in Dakwa area of Dei-Dei, Abuja.

According to a neighbour of Mukailu, trouble started on Monday morning after Mukailu hit his landlord, Adegoke Tunde, with a plank on his head over an argument on outstanding rent payment.

The neighbour said while they were arguing, Mukailu carried a plank and hit his landlord and he fell on the floor, immediately Mukailu noticed that he ran away. Neighbours rushed the landlord to the hospital where he was admitted and died two days later.

The landlord was said to have accused the tenant of insulting him which led to the argument which degenerated into a fight.

When contacted, the Federal Capital Territory Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said: “No one has reported such incident to the police, we are also trying to locate where it happened.” (Nigerian Tribune)

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