A middle-aged man, Muhammed Mukailu, is on the run after he killed his landlord following a rent dispute.
The incident, City & Crime gathered, happened on Monday morning in Dakwa area of Dei-Dei, Abuja.
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A co-tenant with Mukailu, Innocent Badmus, told our reporter that trouble started on Monday morning after Mukailu hit their landlord, Adegoke Tunde, with a plank on his head during an argument on the outstanding payment.
Badmus said the landlord accused the tenant of insulting him which led to the argument which degenerated into a fight.
He explained that: “While they were arguing, Mukailu carried a plank and hit our landlord on his head and he fell on the floor. Immediately Mukailu noticed this he ran away. Neighbours rushed our landlord to the hospital where he was admitted and died two days later.”
The police in the area declined to comment on the incident.