Tenant allegedly stones landlord to death in Delta

A LANDLORD simply identified as Mr. Monday, has been allegedly stoned to death by one of his tenants.

The incident occurred on Monday, at Hospital Road area Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area in Delta State.

Eye witnesses’ account said the incident threw residents into panic.

Narrating the incident, a resident who pleaded anonymity said, “The landlord, by name Monday, went to collect his house rent from the tenant and in the process, an argument broke out between them.”

“In the heat of the argument, the tenant hit the landlord’s head with a stone; the landlord collapsed and died on the spot”.

Another source, however, said that the landlord had gone to his tenants to collect their contribution for the electricity bill.

“An argument later ensued between him  and one of them leading to the tenant hitting the landlord with a stone. He fell and died instantly, ” the source said.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State command, Mr. Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident. He said that the culprit has been arrested.

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