Police arrests woman for killing landlord's wife

Alaba pounced on the landlord's wife after they got into a heated argument resulting from the disobedience of an order earlier given concerning washing of laundry.

Murder

Victoria Alaba, a woman living at Shobowale Street in the Alagbado area of Lagos State has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her landlord's wife, Mrs. Amosa Ogunyemi.

According to Punch, a fight started between the two when Alaba disobeyed an order not to wash her dirty clothes at a spot which Ogunyemi had warned against.

It was at the point of confronting Alaba, who had been warned severally along with other tenants, that Ogunyemi met her demise.

The pair were said to have gone into a heated argument, which led to a physical struggle that left the landlord's wife unconscious.

She was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

An undisclosed source narrated how the incident came to be.

The source said, “The landlord’s wife had warned on several occasions that tenants should stop washing clothes at the spot, but Victoria (Alaba) did not listen."

"On Saturday, she chose to wash her dirty clothes at the spot again. The landlord’s wife walked up to her and told her to leave the spot. She refused and they started exchanging words."

“She pounced on Amosa (Ogunyemi) and pushed her to the ground. The woman became unconscious and was rushed to a nearby hospital, but she died. The tenant has been arrested by policemen from the Alagbado division.”

Sympathisers gathered at the residence of the deceased to commiserate with her family. News gathered revealed that Ogunyemi's corpse has been released by the police for burial.

Her family also explained that they are not interested in taking any legal action against the suspect for the incident.

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