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Landlord collapses, dies after argument with tenant over unpaid rent


Alandlord, Benjamin Apeh, has reportedly died after he collapsed during an argument with his tenant over unpaid rent.

  The Public Relations Officer, Police Command, Ogun, SP Omolola Odutola, in a statement yesterday in Abeokuta, said the incident occurred on Sunday at Arigbabu Village, Sotubo in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun.

Odutola said a suspected murder case was reported on Monday at 5:00 p.m., by the daughter of the deceased, Precious Apeh.

According to the police spokesperson, Precious informed the police that her father had an argument with the tenant at 7:20p.m., on Saturday, over unpaid house rent.

Odutola said Precious further told the police that about 6:30 a.m., on Sunday, she heard her father again arguing with the tenant, who threatened to kill him.

”During the argument, Apeh collapsed and was rushed to NNPC Hospital, Mosimi, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

”The suspect fled the scene, but efforts are underway to apprehend him,” the police spokesman said.

Odutola said the body of the deceased had been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Morgue, Sagamu.

Credit: Nation

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