Landlord butchers tenant to death over rent

A landlord has macheted his tenant to death over rent issues.

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Blessing Omasehe, a landlord n Delta state, is currently being investigated by the Delta State Police Command for allegedly killing his tenant, Iriguvwedo Joshua.

The victim, who until his death, was a driver and machine operator at a private water factory located by Aziza Junction, along Warri-Sapele Road, was alleged to have died from wounds sustained from the attack at his Chinkelly Street residence, Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.

His elder brother, Abraham Iriguvwedo, yesterday told newsmen that his brother was killed with a cutlass on Friday by his landlord over a fracas relating to a quit notice served on him by the landlord, although Joshua’s rent was yet to expire.

Abraham explained that he was called at about 11:30pm on Friday by the victim’s girlfriend, informing him that his brother bled to death at the scene of the incident.

According to Abraham, his brother had, earlier in the day, had a fight with his landlord over an extension attached to his one-bedroom apartment, which was resolved when the late Joshua fled the house, only to be attacked in the evening when he returned home to pick some of his clothings.

Confirming the arrest of the landlord and his wife, a source in Ekpan Police Station stated that the suspect and his wife were in police custody and would soon be transferred to the state police headquarters for further investigation.

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