The police in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have arrested the daughter of a landlady, Tina Essi, for allegedly beating a tenant, Christian Akparie, to death over electricity bill.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that Essi killed Akparie after a fight ensued between them following a disagreement over electricity bill.
The 49-year-old victim passed away while being rushed to the hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained from the fight.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Wedenesday that Essi has been arrested.
Adejobi added that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odomosu, has ordered her transfer to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.
“The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Tina Essi for the alleged murder of 49-year-old Christian Akparie of No. 26 Orijamogun Street, Oreyo, Ikorodu, Lagos.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that on January 31, 2021, an argument over the payment of electricity bill ensued between the landlady’s daughter, Tina Essi, and the deceased, both of the same address, which led to a fight.
“After the fight, the deceased continually suffered severe pain, but unfortunately, on Saturday, February 6, 2021, around 7am, while the deceased was being rushed to the General Hospital, Ikorodu, he gave up the ghost.
“Police operatives attached to the Ikorodu Division of the command were contacted and they arrested the suspect. The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the SCIID, Panti, for thorough investigation. The suspect is presently at the SCIID, Panti, Yaba,” the statement read partly.