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[Landlord shoots tenant dead in Abia]

Police operatives attached to the Ndiegoro Police Division in Aba, Abia State, have arrested a man identified as Ogbonnaya Igwe, alias OGB, for allegedly shooting dead his tenant, one Mrs. Ijeoma Chibuzo.

It was gathered that Igwe, the landlord of a building located at Plot 22, Obohia Road, Aba and the deceased are indigenes of Item in the Bende Local Government Area of the state.

A police source at the station told Southern City News that it took the intervention of a combined security team from the Counter-Terrorism Unit and others that were deployed in Obohia to stop angry mob from setting the suspect’s building ablaze.

The source added that before the suspect was arrested, it took the police over three hours to break into the man’s house, adding that he was apprehended with the gun he allegedly used in killing the woman.

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According to Punch, The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a telephone chat with our correspondent.

Ogbonna said the victim’s body was deposited in an undisclosed mortuary within the city.

Ogbonna said although investigation into the matter was still ongoing, preliminary investigation showed that the suspect and the victim were having issues bothering on finance.

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