A 75-year-old landlord has been reportedly killed by his tenant over electricity bill in Ondo State.
Kayode Osunkalu retired from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and owned a two-storey building at 17, Ayeferere Street, Ondo.
Sources said the late septuagenarian had an argument with his tenant, Tope Akideji, over the payment of an electricity bill brought to the house by officials of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
Osunkalu was said to have ordered his tenants to pay the bill within 24 hours. This resulted in an argument between the victim and the suspect.
The sources said: “Akideji held his landlord’s shirt for several minutes and allegedly beat him up.
“Pa Osunkalu slumped and was rushed to the State Specialist Hospital where he was later confirmed dead by the doctors.”
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Enuowa, Kunle Omisakin, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect has been transferred to the homicide section in Akure.
He said Osunkalu’s remains have been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital mortuary.