A tenant, identified simply as Abdullahi, has been arrested for allegedly killing his landlady, Raliat Olasupo, in the Ibafo area of the state.
However, on Friday, Abdullahi allegedly sneaked into her landlady’s room at about 8pm, and slaughtered her with a knife.It was learnt that other tenants and neighbours later found the woman in a pool of blood.
“On Friday, we were sleeping when there was an alarm at about 10pm. All of us rushed into the landlady’s room, and found her in a pool of blood. There were knife cuts on her neck and other parts of her body. Abdullahi was still around the area.“Abdullahi used to be a good friend of the landlady, but they fell out about two weeks ago. There was an issue bordering on the roofing of one of the rooms in the house, and Abdullahi was the one who coordinated the people who worked there.
“I think the work was not properly done, and the man demanded N9,000 from the landlady as payment for the work. So, they had a disagreement.
“Some days ago, the landlady brought policemen from Ibafo to warn Abdullahi, and to ask him to leave the house. His property was thrown out, and the landlady warned him not to return to the house.”
He said, “On that day, after returning from the landlady’s room and feigning that he was drunk, he slipped into another tenant’s room and changed clothes. He was about escaping when the other tenants caught him.
He said, “Mama has been buried already, and we do not want to interfere with the police investigations. The man has been arrested, and he is in Ibafo Police Division. The Seriki of the Hausa community in Ibafo has met with us.
“Abdullahi, apart from the recent clash, had also at a time sold some of mama’s livestock, and failed to remit the money. When she asked him to leave the house , he threatened that he would kill the landlady, but we all thought it was a joke.”