A female tenant, Victoria Alaba in Lagos State has been arrested by Police for allegedly killing the wife of her landlord during a scuffle. The deceased, Mrs. Amosa Ogunyemi, had ordered Alaba and other tenants not to wash dirty clothes at a section on the premises as the compound was being messed up. It was said that the suspect ignored the order and was washing on the premises on Saturday when Ogunyemi approached her and told her to vacate the spot. Alaba declined the directive, causing an altercation between the two.
Alaba, said to be in her 30s, pounced on the deceased and beat her up, while another resident said they engaged in a scuffle during which Ogunyemi gave up the ghost. The landlord’s wife, who was said to be in her late 50s, was rushed to a hospital in the area, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, saying that the suspect was transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, for further investigation.
She said, “The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has ordered the case to be transferred to the SDCI for discreet investigation. The name of the tenant is Victoria Alaba while that of the deceased is Amosa Ogunyemi.”