Landlord’s son kills Tenant over rent in Ondo

Mr. Samuel Omojola, a middle-aged man have been arrested for allegedly killing his father’s tenant over a long-standing rent dispute in Ondo state.

Omojola was said to have hit the tenant with a plank on his head, during a fight between him and the landlord at his Oke-ijebu residence in Akure, the state capital city.

It was gathered that the landlord’s son alleged the tenant of insulting his father, over the rent issue, which led to an argument between the two and degenerated into a fight.


The landlord was said to have called his son, who rushed home and hit the deceased with planks on the head, without knowing the cause of the disagreement between his father and the tenant.

It was learnt that some people mobilized to the house of immediately the death of the victim was announced and attempted setting it ablaze.

An eye withness said it took the timely intervention of the dispatch homicides detectives from Ijapo police station, to prevent them from razing down the building.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Ijapo division drafted a team of detectives to the scene of the crime, where the suspect was arrested and calmed the nerves of the angry mob.

Meanwhile, a police officer said the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department SCIID for further investigation.

Efforts to speak with the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) were not successful.

(News track)

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