Crime

Man, 41, Kills Neighbour, Remanded Over N200 NEPA Bill

ABEOKUTA – A middle-aged man, Mr. Ndubuisi Kalu has been remanded at the Ilaro Correctional Centre for allegedly killing his neighbour (name withheld) over refusal to pay the N200 NEPA bill estimated for him.

According to an eyewitness account, there were several arguments between the victim and the accused on the monthly contribution of the NEPA.

The eyewitness who refused mention his name for fear of attack explained that, on the fateful day, the PHCN officials came to demand for estimated bill payment and threatened to disconnect the power if they fail to pay their debt.

The source noted, all tenants agreed to contribute N200 each to offset the debt on the PHCN estimated bill.

She, however, stressed that, the victim who had been in the habit of not paying any sundry bills in the house, failed to pay the N200 contribution which led to a hot argument with the accused and other tenants.

The anonymous source claimed that while the argument lasted, the victim stabbed the accused with a knife on his thigh and arm.

She maintained that, in the process of rescuing himself from the victim, the accused retaliated in the heat of fight and the victim fell on the ground and gave up the ghost before he could be rushed to the hospital.

The case was, however, reported at the Sango Ota Divisional police station. According to the Police, the suspect has been charged to court for prosecution.

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