Nollywood actor stabs co-tenant to death over electricity bill

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A young man, identified as Temitayo Phillips is now assisting men of the Nigeria Police station Ikotun in the Alimosho area of Lagos state to unravel the circumstances surrounding his alleged murder of one Mr Oludotun Opeyemi his co-tenant.

The suspect

According to report, the said Dotun met his death at no 4, Sebili Kazeem street, Agodo Egbe when he was allegedly stabbed by Temitayo after a rift over the payment of electricity bill

It was gathered that trouble started when Temitayo went to the late Oladotun’s apartment to knock at his door in order to collect his money as part of the electricity bill of the house that the late Oladotun became angry that it was embarrassing to him to knock at his door as he has not been owing any bill but for the lockdown following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

It was learnt that Dotun and Banjo, both tenants were the people who went to knock at Tayo Phillips’ door for his electricity money he was owing, this led to Tayo Phillips’ anger and threatened to kill.

The victim

He was forcibly taken to Ikotun police, quarrel ensued immediately they came back from Ikotun Police station, in the fight that ensued, Tayo Phillips was alleged to have stabbed Dotun to death and stabbed some other persons too.

Following the trouble that ensued our reporter gathered, that the said Temitayo ran into the house brought out a kitchen knife and stabbed Oladotun.

The late Oladotun was said to be working in a bank

The suspect who is said to a nollywood actor, it was gathered was however rescued from being killed by the mob who attacked him immediately he stabbed the deceased

The suspect is said to be receiving treatment at an unnamed police facility as a result injuries he received from the mob

The image-maker in charge of the state police command, Bala Elkana, while speaking on the death over electricity bill, said that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as he was discharged from the hospital.

Speaking to our correspondent, late Oladotun’s landlord Otunba Ojo Adedeji Afolabi, who said he does not reside at the said address where the crime was committed, described his late tenant as cool headed and responsible.

Otunba Afolabi said the late Oladotun has lived in his house for five years and had never owed any rent “To my knowledge, he has not been violent, I don’t live in the house but I do visit the tenants at intervals. The ugly murder case of one Mr Dotun by a co-tenant Mr Phillip Tayo is shocking, disturbing, unbelievable and has spiritual undertone”

“Tayo Phillips until this incident has never torment trouble in the house”

The suspect was arrested said arrested by the Police at Ikotun Division after escaping being killed by the mob but seriously beaten which led to him sustaining injuries.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos PPRO Elkana said the suspect has been arrested and he was receiving treatment in a police medical facility

He further said ” he will be charged to court as soon as he is fit to face the law ”

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