A student of the Abia State Polytechnic,
simply identified as Abel, has killed his
landlord in the Immaculate area of Aba,
Abia State for interrupting him during
It was gathered that Abel, a final year
student of the Department of Architecture,
allegedly stabbed the victim in the
stomach during a heated argument at the
The Punch reports that the victim had
ordered that no female visitor was
allowed to spend the night in the lodge.
The suspect was alleged to have
breached the rule and was challenged by
the landlord, which led to a physical
combat between them.
In the ensuing scuffle, the suspect was
alleged to have grabbed a knife and
stabbed the victim in the stomach, before
taking to his heels.
The landlord reportedly died on the spot.
An eyewitness said the landlord barged
into the room and met Abel and his
girlfriend naked, which caused the fight.
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She said, “The incident happened around
9pm on June 29. The deceased had made
a rule that no student living in the lodge
should bring a lady to pass the night
there. He also made it a rule that every
visitor, be it male or female, must leave
before night falls.
“However, the suspect brought home a
female guest in the evening and both of
them went inside his room. The caretaker
of the lodge saw them and waited for
them to come out, but they didn’t. He
then put a call through to the landlord,
who hurriedly went to the building around
“On arrival, the landlord barged into the
student’s room where he met both the
lady and the student naked. Instead of
excusing himself, he attacked the student
with punches. The lady quickly grabbed a
wrapper and ran out of the room into
another student’s room in the lodge.
“As the confrontation continued, the
student stabbed the landlord with a knife,
put on his boxers and fled that night,
leaving the landlord dead in his room.”
The Abia State Police Public Relations
Officer, Nta Ogbonnaya, confirmed the
murder, saying he could not tell what
transpired between the suspect and the
He said, “Yes, there is a case of murder
involving a student of Abia State
Polytechnic, Aba, who stabbed his
landlord in the stomach. I cannot,
however, tell what happened between
them. I also don’t know the name of the
landlord and the suspect. As I speak with
you, the case file has been transferred to
the SDCI and we are working with the
school authorities to get the details of the
“I, however, want to advise him that he
should submit himself to the police
voluntarily. I assure that wherever he
decides to go, we will get him and he will
face justice.”