THE EDUCATOR - April 13

TRAGEDY: Landlord Shoots Tenant to death in Owerri West, Imo State  

Tragedy has befallen the people of Umuagwu village in Ohii, Owerri West LGA of Imo state, over the weekend, following unwarranted shooting of a young man (name withheld), by a trigger happy landlord, over excuse of coming late.


According to information gathered, the young man who hails from Awomma mma in Oru East, who was on his way back home, from a viewing center where he went to see the ongoing English Premier League match, met his untimely death, when he was accosted by his landlord for coming late.

The unsuspecting tenant according to a source thought, the whole show was a joke, until the landlord (name withheld), shot him dead. All efforts to resuscitate him failed. His body has been deposited in the morgue.

The Educator learnt that, the landlord's house has since been demolished by angry youths of the area, while the wife has scampered for safety with her children, for fear of being lynched. Further information revealed that, the said landlord has a late mother in the mortuary awaiting burial.

Efforts to reach the Nigerian Police Force over the matter, has proved abortive, while the whereabouts of the landlord remains unknown.