A woman identified as Helen Okeke, has been apprehended by the police for killing another woman identified only as Rose during a scuffle in the Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah, Lagos State.
The deceased who was planning her wedding, reportedly spread some clothes on the entrance door to her room and later realised that someone poured urine on them.
This led to an argument between the duo which further degenerated into a deadly fight around 5pm of Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
According to Punch, Rose went to the landlady, Alhaja Iyabo Hamzat, to report the matter. The landlady was said to have pacified her, offering to give her the money to buy some detergent to wash the clothes.
Rose reportedly gave up the ghost before she could be rushed to a hospital immediately for medical attention.
The police officials arrested Okeke after the incident was reported to them at the Ajah Police Division.
The landlady on Friday, July 10, 2015 she had served a notice to Okeke, commonly known as Mama Chinedu, on several occasions to pack out of the house but she refused.
She said, “At about 5pm that day, Rose came to my apartment. She said she came to report Iya Chinedu.
“She said when she returned from her workplace, she found her curtain, towel and other clothes drenched with urine. She said she suspected that it was Iya Chinedu who poured the substance on her clothes.
“I begged Rose and told her that I would give her money to buy detergent to wash the clothes. She had hardly returned to her room when we heard screams of ‘help help!’ We all rushed there and we saw Rose in a pool of blood with Iya Chinedu holding a bloodstained knife.
“With shock, we rushed Rose to a hospital, but she died on the way.
“Iya Chinedu moved into my house just last year. She moved in with her son. The son later left, saying he was fed up with her mother. I had served her quit notices on several occasions, but she refused to move out.
“I went to the police at Ikota to report her, but the policemen there said they would not meddle in landlord-tenants’ affairs.”
Another resident in the area, identified only as Blessing, disclosed how she was beaten up after the unfortunate incident.
She said, “Mama Chinedu did not show any remorse at all. Some boys became angry and beat her up.
“Everyone was shocked, and wanted to find out what offence was committed that made Okeke to stab the young lady.”
Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said, “The police visited the scene and removed the corpse to a public morgue in Yaba.
“The suspect has also been arrested. She will be transferred to the SDCI after the police have concluded their preliminary investigations.”