Fist Of Steel Tenant beats landlord to death over electricity bill

A middle-aged man has been arrested for killing his landlord over electricity bill.

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A man murdered his landlord over crazy bill

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A middle-aged man, Tope Akideji, has been arrested by the police from the Ondo State Command for allegedly beating his 75-year-old landlord, Kayode Osunkalu, to death over electricity bill, Vanguard reports.

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It was gathered that the suspect who lived in the retired civil servant's house, a two-storey building located at 17, Ayeferere, Street in Ondo town, was not happy when his landlord invited him and other tenants in the house to deliberate on house to share the bill that was brought to the house.

The issue was said to have raised dust and an argument ensued between the suspect and the landlord when he gave an ultimatum that all tenants should contribute their share within 24 hours.

Osunkalu was said to have expressed concern over the huge amount owed by his tenants and directed that they must all pay up by all means to avoid disconnection by officials of the electricity company.

The argument reportedly escalated when the suspect said that the ultimatum could not be met by the tenants and the landlord reportedly tongue lashed him and held him by his shirt for several minutes.

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The intervention of other tenants failed to separate them, following which the suspect reportedly punched the landlord and he slumped and before he could be rushed to a hospital, he had given up the ghost.

The Divisional Police Officer in Enuowa Police Station, where the matter was reported, Chief Superintendent Kunle Omisakin, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect has been transferred to the homicide section for further investigations.

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