Following a violent altercation over an unpaid N300 power bill in their leased apartment at No. 32 Oleh Street, Okumagba Layout, Warri, Delta State, a man known as Godstime Oke reportedly fatally stabbed his co-tenant, Gaga Allia.
According to reports, the horrific occurrence took place on Wednesday night at 10 p.m.
According to information obtained by ANAEDOONLINE.NG, Oke and Allia, who are reportedly friends, both reside in a one-room apartment at the home.
Additionally, it was discovered that Oke was in charge of gathering the electrical bills from all of the residents in the compound for simple payment to the authorities.
However, while Oke was not around, one of the tenants in the compound reportedly paid his N300 due to his friend Allia.
But when Oke returned home and asked Allia to give him the money paid by the other tenant, Allia was said to have refused.
Consequently, a fight erupted between the duo in the course of which Oke reportedly used a broken bottle to stab Allia in the neck region.
Allia eventually bled to death as a result of the severity of the injury.
Seeing the veracity of his action, Oke reportedly took to his heels as he narrowly escaped being lynched by an irate mob.
He was said to have fled from the scene to nearby Ugborikoko neighborhood where he was apprehended on Thursday and handed over to men of the Nigeria Police Force ‘B’ Division in Warri.
When contacted, the police public relations officer (PPRO) for Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident noting that efforts were ongoing to apprehend one Tega, an alleged accomplice.
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