Crime Watch

Police apprehend landlord who fled after macheting tenant for rejecting his advances

Police officers have arrested a man known simply as Alabo who allegedly sliced his female tenant and her husband with a machete in Port Harcourt.

According to the Rivers state police command, the incident occurred on May 15, 2022 at Ekwulobia Street in Mile 3, Diobu.

The landlord was said to have attacked the lady identified as Comfort Nwagadi, inflicting several machete cuts on herbecause she turned down his love advances.

The Punch reports that Alabo macheted and inflicted cuts on the woman’s husband who tried to rescue his wife. The landlord fled immediately after realising that his action was grievous, to evade arrest.

Alabo was however arrested on Sunday by the police who had been trailing him for months.

The Punch reports that Mrs Nwagadi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a voice note. She recalled that the suspect, Alabo, had ambushed her immediately after she entered the compound that fateful day.

She said her landlord attacked her with a machete the moment she entered the compound cutting her on her head and fingers.

“That day, he also attacked my husband who tried to intervene. Alabo cut him with the machete too and ran away that night. Since then, he had not been seen.

“But yesterday, the Azikiwe Road Police Division called that they had arrested him. Now that he has been arrested, all I want is justice,” she stated.