Tragedy as Landlord, Son kill Tenant in Ondo

It was a tragic situation as a middle-aged man, Samuel Omojola has met his waterloo after he allegedly killed his father’s tenant following a long-standing rent dispute at Oke Ijebu area of Akure, the Ondo state capital.

SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that Omojola was said to have hit the tenant with a spade on his head during a fight between him and the landlord at his Oke ijebu residence.

It was also gathered that the landlord son alleged the tenant of insulting his father over the rent issue, which led to 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 the spade on the head without knowing the cause of the disagreement between his dad and the tenant.

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

It took the timely intervention of dispatch homicides detectives from Ijapo police station prevented them from razing down the building.

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

Meanwhile, a police officer confirmed that 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 as at the time of filing in this report.