Landlord Dies After Argument With Tenant Over Unpaid Rent in Ogun State

Okey Ikechukwu
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Landlord Dies After Argument With Tenant Over Unpaid Rent in Ogun State

A landlord in Ogun State, Benjamin Apeh, has reportedly died following an argument with his tenant over unpaid house rent at Arigbagbu village,

lice by the daughter of the deceased, Precious Apeh, at about 5.00 pm on Monday, according to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola, on Tuesday.

According to Odutola, the argument between Apeh and his tenant occurred at 7:20 pm on Saturday over unpaid house rent. Precious Apeh informed the police that at around 6:30 am on Sunday, she heard her father arguing with the tenant in front of their house, where the tenant threatened to kill him.

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“During the argument, Apeh collapsed and was rushed to NNPC Hospital, Mosimi but was later confirmed dead by the attending doctor.

“The suspect fled the scene, but efforts are underway to apprehend him.

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“Detectives led by SP Temitope Fapohunda visited the scene, took photographs, and further updates will be communicated,” Odutola said.

The PPRO noted that an investigation had commenced on the case, and the deceased was deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Morgue, Sagamu.

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