- A squabble over the payment of electricity bill has led to the death of a 49-year-old Christian Akparie in Lagos
- Akparie was allegedly beaten to death by his landlady's daughter, Tina Essi
- Essi has been arrested by the police and sent to the state's criminal investigation department for a thorough probe
Tina Essi, a Lagos female resident, has been arrested by the police on Wednesday, February 10, for allegedly beating a 49-year-old Christian Akparie to death.
The spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement that the late Akparie was a tenant at No 26 Orijamogun Street, Oreyo, Ikorodu and the property was owned by Essi’s mother.
Legit.ng gathers that an argument had ensued between Akparie and Essi on Sunday, January 31, over the payment of electricity bill and the two engaged in a fight.
It was learnt the deceased had continually suffered severe pains after the fight and eventually died on Saturday, February 6, while he was being rushed to the hospital.
The suspect was d subsequently arrested and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti for a thorough investigation.
The police also urged the relatives of the deceased to remain calm as the command will do the needful to justice is done in the matter.
He appealed to Lagosians to always manage their differences and conflicts with maturity and seek police intervention where necessary to avoid untimely deaths and needless troubles.
In other news, a man that has not been identified yet died after he jumped from the 7th floor of a building at the 1004 Estate, Victoria Island axis of Lagos state.
The deceased jumped in an attempt to avoid operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, February 4.
It was gathered that officials of the anti-graft agency were in the estate to effect the arrest of a suspect who was not connected to the deceased.