Man dies during fight with ‘landlord’ in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS– A 26-year-old man, Akeem Nuhu, has lost his life following a scuffle with a guard in Lagos.

Reports said the deceased, Desmond Gudyu, died shortly after he was allegedly punched by the guard who works with Corporate Victoria Gardens Security Company.

The incident happened Monday, October 10, 2022, on Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Gudyu, who was employed to guard a building in the area, was said to have accommodated Nuhu in his security post after the latter agreed to pay him a monthly rent.

Trouble started on Monday, October 10, when Nuhu, who worked as a motor boy in a pure water company, failed to pay the agreed sum.

This reportedly led to an argument between them as Gudyu allegedly punched Nuhu, who fell on the ground.

He was said to be rushed to a nearby hospital unfortunately he died on the way.

Narrating the incident, Ayo Ipadeola, who worked in the area, said, “The security guard was the only one staying in that house. The victim, Nuhu, worked in a pure water company and he had nowhere to stay. That was why he entered into an agreement with Gudyu to sleep in his security post and pay him for it.

“So, he would wake up in the morning, go to work and return in the evening. But on Monday evening when the incident happened, the security guard accused Nuhu of owing him some rent and they started to argue. It was in the process that he slightly punched Nuhu. He fell and became unconscious.”

Confirming the incident, Spokesperson Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “The suspect has been taken into custody and he is being investigated.”


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