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Tenant kills neighbour over electricity bill


ENUGU — The Police in Enugu State have arrested a tenant identified as Uzodinma Eneh for allegedly stabbing his co-tenant, Prince Uzor, to death at their Aguabor residence in Trans Ekulu area of Enugu.

Vanguard gathered that Uzor was allegedly stabbed with a knife by the suspect following a hot argument that ensued between them over sharing of electricity bill incurred by the tenants.

The victim was said to have been rushed to the Parklane Specialist Hospital, Enugu by sympathizers but he gave up the ghost shortly after arriving the hospital.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect was already helping the police in their investigation.

The police spokesman also said operatives of the Igboeze North Police Division had nabbed two robbery suspects who allegedly attacked a manager of a petrol station along Igogoro road in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area and carted away N250,000.

The suspects identified as Sunday Ayogu of Ufodu, Enugu Ezike and Kenneth Kingsley of Umuodo Aji, Enugu Ezike  armed with a gun allegedly broke into the residence of their victim on June 5, 2013 and stole the money.

Amaraizu said luck ran against them as the victim raised an alarm which attracted  members of the Neighbourhood Watch in the village to the scene.  The group quickly intervened and drew the attention of the police who helped to cordon the entire area off and successfully arrested the two.

He said five handsets believed to have been stolen, one long machete, N197,000 and a dane gun cut to size were recovered from the suspects.


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