Abuja Tenant Kills Landlord Over Rent


A middle-aged man, Muhammed Mukailu, has fled after he killed his landlord following a rent dispute in Dakwa area of Dei-Dei, Abuja.

According to Daily Trust, a co-tenant with Mukailu, Innocent Badmus, said that trouble started on Monday morning after Mukailu hit their landlord, Adegoke Tunde, with a plank on his head during an argument on the outstanding payment.

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

“While they were arguing, Mukailu carried a plank and hit our landlord on his head and he fell on the floor. Immediately Mukailu noticed this he ran away. Neighbours rushed our landlord to the hospital where he was admitted and died two days later,” he added.

The police in the area declined to comment on the incident.

File photo depicting mourning residents

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