Ogun Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested a 33-year-old woman, Ifeoma Ossai for allegedly killing her 50-year-old landlord in Sango-Ota.
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Spokesman in the state said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Sango Ota Divisional Headquarters by one Olaleye Taiwo, who reported that his brother, Monday Oladele had a disagreement with his tenant overpayment of an electricity bill.
He added that during the course of the disagreement, Ossai grabbed the private part of the deceased and dragged him with it.
Oyeyemi said consequently the landlord fell to the ground unconscious and was rushed to the General Hospital, Ota, where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Sango Ota Division, CSP Saleh Dahiru, led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested and taken to custody for investigation.
“On interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased asked her to pay for the electricity bill.
“But she insisted that until the water was directly connected to her apartment as promised by the landlord before she packed in she would not pay the electricity or any other utility bill,” said Oyeyemi.
He said this led to a scuffle between them, consequent upon which the suspect grabbed the private part of the deceased and dragged him with it.
“The deceased subsequently slumped, and he was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead by doctor on duty.
“The corpse has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary for postmortem,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
cc: The Nations Ng