Tenant beats landlord to death in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested one Tope Akideji for allegedly killing his 75-year-old landlord, Mr. Kayode Osunkalu, in Ondo town, Ondo State on Saturday. According to a source, the incident occurred following an argument between the suspect and the deceased over electricity bill brought to their house, located at 17 Ayeferere Street of the ancient town, by the officials of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company.

It was gathered that the deceased had earlier threatened all his tenants to pay for their electricity consumption within 24-hour in line with the bill brought to the house by the BEDC, failure of which will lead to the disconnection of electricity to their apartments.The suspect was allegedly not pleased with the landlord’s threat and thereafter a hot argument ensued between them, leading to a fight.The source said, ” Mr. Osunkalu received several punches from Tope making rendering him unconscious.

”After slumping, the source said the deceased was rushed to the Ondo State Specialists Hospital in the town where he was said to have given up the ghost.Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Enuowa Divisional PoliceStation, where the case was reported, Mr. Kunle Omisakin said the suspect had been transferred to the homicide section of the state headquarters of the police commandin Akure for further investigation.He stated that the remains of the late retired civil servant had been deposited at the morgue of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital in Ondo.

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