Landlady Dies After Fight With Tenants


Detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, PantiYaba Lagos are presently interrogating two tenants, Florence Ndukuwe and Ndukwe Chukudibere for allegedly beating their landlady Mrs. Oladunni Bisiriyu ,48.

P.M.NEWS learnt that there was a quarrel between the two tenants and the late Mrs. Bisiriyu, the landlord’s wife at their 4, Fabulous Street, Igbo Olomu, Ikorodu residence on Saturday.

During the ensuing fracas, the landlord’s wife was said to have sustained internal injury and was rushed to a nearby private hospital. But before the doctors at the hospital could offer any assistance, Mrs. Bisiriyu died.

Neighbours reported the incident to policemen at Owutu division and Florence and Chukudebere were arrested.

At the police station, policemen informed P.M.NEWS that Florence confirmed that they engaged her landlady in a scuffle, but she later learnt of the woman’s death.

After preliminary investigation, Florence and Chukudibere were moved to the SCID, Panti, for further investigation.

It was gathered that immediately the two suspects were arrested by the police, their mother, who was allegedly an accessory to the quarrel, took to her heels.

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The husband of the deceased and landlord of the house, Mr. Bisiriyu Fabulous, told P.M.NEWS that he was around when the fight broke out between his wife and two of the tenants.

He urged the police to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure that the culprits are brought to justice.

A police source at Owutu police division confirmed the incident and added that the matter was reported at the police station on Sunday, a day after the fracas.

He confirmed that the matter had been transferred to the homicide section of the SCID for further action.

Meanwhile, the corpse of Mrs. Bisiriyu has been deposited at the General Hospital, Ikorodu mortuary for autopsy.

—Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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