Landlord’s son kills tenant in Ondo

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress


By Temitope Adedeji

The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended a middle-aged man, Samuel Omojola for allegedly killing his father’s tenant following a long-standing rent dispute between the deceased and his father.

Omojola was said to have hit the tenant with a plank on his head during a fight that eschewed between him and the tenant at Oke ijebu area of Akure, the state capital.

It was gathered that the landlord son alleged the tenant of insulting his father over the rent issue, which led to argument between the two and degenerated into a fight.

The landlord was said to have called his son who rushed home and hit the deceased with planks on the head without knowing the cause of the disagreement between his dad and the tenant.

It was learnt that some people were mobilized to the house of the landlord immediately after the death of the victim was announced and attempted setting it ablaze.

It took the timely intervention of dispatch homicides detectives from Ijapo Police station to prevent them from razing down the building.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Ijapo division drafted a team of detectives to the scene of the crime, where the suspect was arrested and calmed the nerves of the angry mob.

Meanwhile, a police officer said the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation.

Efforts to speak with the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) were not successful at report time.


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