Landlady Allegedly Hired Thugs To Kill Tenant Over N200 Debt

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For his inability to pay back N200 borrowed from his landlady last year, a 27-year-old carpenter has met with untimely death. Read more from Ynaija:

27-year-old man, Michael Abodurin, was recently stabbed to death by hoodlums believed to be under the payroll of his landlady, Idowu Adenekan, in the Oworonsoki area of Lagos. Before he died, a bottle was smashed on his head after which he was stabbed with a pair of scissors in the chest. Residents who spoke to Punch Newspapers disclosed that the incident happened last Saturday around 11pm.

I had just returned from work that day when I met them arguing over N200. I was told that Abodurin’s friend had owed the landlady the money since last year and he had not visited the house since then. But he came on a visit that Saturday and when the landlady saw him, she demanded her money, which the man said he did not have. She insisted on collecting the money from him despite interventions from the people around.

When everybody saw that she would not let the matter rest, Abodurin offered to pay the money, but she refused. Her aged father also gave her the money, but she refused. At least three people offered to pay the money, but she insisted that the debtor must pay her.” Another resident, Chigozie Odinaka, said as the argument continued, some hoodlums invited by Adenekan started to make trouble with the unidentified friend.

Odinaka, who described the landlady as a troublesome woman whom they all feared in the neighbourhood, said in the ensuing scuffle, Abodurin was hit on the head with a bottle. “As the fight degenerated, Adenekan was struck with a bottle in the head. As he was going to report at the police station, one of the hoodlums went after him and stabbed him in the chest with a scissors, which led to his death,” he added.

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