A landlord, simply identified as Alabo, is currently at large after allegedly hacking his tenant and her fiancé with a machete.
On Sunday, May 15, the landlord, who owns a house at Ekwulobia Street, Mile 3, Diobu in Port Harcourt City Local Council of Rivers State, allegedly attacked a lady named Comfort and her boyfriend, Stanley Nwagadi, with a machete, purportedly out of jealously.
Alabo is accused of making sexual approaches toward Comfort and criticizing her for feeding a “jobless” guy in her house.
According to Comfort, who’s currently receiving treatment at the hospital, a quarrel ensued on Sunday morning when she washed and spread her clothes on the line, and the landlord, who also resides in the compound, removed her clothes and threw them on the ground.
Comfort said her fiancé overheard the landlord’s remark, and this led to an exchange of words between them. She added that the co-tenants broke up the fight, and she left the compound with her man almost immediately.
The couple said they had no knowledge Alabo had sharpened a machete and was waiting for them when they returned to the compound. Comfort claimed that as soon as she and her fiance entered the compound, the landlord approached her with a machete and cut her numerous times.
She stated that when she went to pick up the clothes, the landlord, in his ‘usual manner,’ started to verbally abuse her, saying,“instead of man to keep you at home, you are throwing yourself at a man.”
She added that her fiancé, Stanley who ran to save her on hearing her screams, was also cut on his head and hand before the suspect ran away.
Stanley Nwagadi, called for the arrest and prosecution of the landlord.
The Rivers State Police Command confirmed that the landlord is on the run, but they assured that he would be arrested and made to face justice.