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Tenant stabs landlord to death over rent

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Tenant stabs landlord to death over rent

The family of Ismaila Mohammed has been thrown into mourning after a tenant, Daisi Odusuwa, allegedly used a broken bottle to stab him to death over rent in the Apapa area of the state.

The deceased and his brother, Saheed, had visited Odusuwa, who resides in their house on No. 27 Ojumola Street, Olodi-Apapa, to collect the rent, but a fight reportedly broke out between the tenant and the brothers.

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It was learnt that Ismaila sustained life-threatening injuries after being allegedly stabbed with a broken bottle by Odusuwa and was rushed to the Femi Hospital, where he was said to have died.

When contacted, Elkana said the brother of the deceased informed the command about the incident, adding that Ismaila died two days after the attack.

He stated that the deceased’s remains were deposited in the Mainland General Hospital morgue for autopsy, adding that the case had been transferred to the SCIID for further investigation.

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The PPRO stated,

“On Sunday, May 12, 2019, around 2.05pm, one Saheed Mohammed, reported that around 2pm on the same day, he and his brother, Ismaila, came to No. 27 Ojumola Street, Olodi-Apapa, to collect rent from one of their tenants, Daisi Odusuwa. He further stated that along the line, both of them engaged in a fight with Odusuwa, who stabbed Ismaila all over his body with a broken bottle.

“The victim was rushed to the Femi Hospital for treatment and was confirmed dead on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, around 1.30am. The corpse had been deposited in the Mainland General Hospital mortuary for autopsy and the case has been transferred to the SCIID, Panti, for further investigation.”

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