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3 tenants kill their landlord’s son after being served with an eviction notice

By Mason White 11:59 AM May 27, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man is dead after serving an eviction notice to his father’s tenants, police in Nigeria said.

A court in Lagos, has remanded into custody the tenants, two men and a woman, after being charged with the murder.

Prosecutors told the court that Funke Awolere, 45, Omotayo Oyekunle, 31, and Christopher Nwosu, 33, all of Lagos, murdered their landlord’s son after being served with the eviction notice. They were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

According to police, the defendants pounced on the victim, and threw his body on the road where he was crushed by a moving car. The incident occurred outside their home located at 3 Fasenge Street.

Earlier this month, a tenant was arrested for rape and murder after luring a little girl into the woods, where he raped and killed her, police in Nigeria said. Ohekelem Police said that 18-year-old Franklin Njoku, who rented a room in a house belonging to Eze, lured Eze’s four-year-old daughter into the woods where he murdered her.

The little girl was found hanging on a palm tree near the family home. An autopsy report stated that 4-year-old Gloria, was raped and strangled.

According to the initial police investigation, when Njoku rented the room from the Eze family he became close to all family members, including the little girl. However, Njoku showed a special interest in the four-year-old girl and he gave her gifts. The parents did not suspect that something was wrong.

After luring the girl to the woods, Njoku raped the girl and strangled her. To cover his tracks, Njoku tied a rope around her neck and hanged her on the tree branch.

When questioned, the suspect admitted to the crime saying that he was pushed to do so by Satan. He was charged with rape and murder.