Landlord shoots tenant dead in Abia


A man identified as Ogbonnaya Igwe, alias OGB has reportedly been arrested by Police operatives attached to the Ndiegoro Police Division in Aba, Abia State, for allegedly shooting his tenant dead.

The incident is said to have occurred in a building located at Plot 22, Obohia Road, Aba, where the landlord shot the deceased, one Mrs. Ijeoma Chibuzo, an indigene of Item in the Bende Local Government Area of the state.

According to a police source at the station, it took the intervention of a combined security team from the Counter-Terrorism Unit and others that were deployed in Obohia to stop angry mob from setting the suspect’s building ablaze.

The source added that before the suspect was arrested and it took the police over three hours to break into the man’s house, adding that he was apprehended with the gun he allegedly used in killing the woman.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, stated that the victim’s body was deposited in an undisclosed mortuary within the city.

Ogbonna said although investigation into the matter was still ongoing, preliminary investigation showed that the suspect and the victim were having issues bothering on finance.


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