A student of the Abia State Polytechnic has killed his landlord for interrupting him during love-making.
The student, simply identified as Abel, killed his landlord in the lodge which is located in the immaculate area of Aba, Abia state.
The Landlord was said to have given orders, prohibiting female visitors from spending the night in the lodge, which Abel disobeyed.
A violent tussle resulted when Abel was challenged by the landlord for breaching the rules.
Abel was then alleged to have grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim in the stomach, before taking to his heels, The Punch reports.
The landlord died on the spot.
An eyewitness said the landlord barged into the room and met Abel and his girlfriend naked, which caused the fight.
She said, “The incident happened around 9pm on June 29. The deceased had made a rule that no student living in the lodge should bring a lady to pass the night there. He also made it a rule that every visitor, be it male or female, must leave before night falls.
“However, the suspect brought home a female guest in the evening and both of them went inside his room. The caretaker of the lodge saw them and waited for them to come out, but they didn’t. He then put a call through to the landlord, who hurriedly went to the building around 9pm.
“On arrival, the landlord barged into the student’s room where he met both the lady and the student naked. Instead of excusing himself, he attacked the student with punches. The lady quickly grabbed a wrapper and ran out of the room into another student’s room in the lodge.
“As the confrontation continued, the student stabbed the landlord with a knife, put on his boxers and fled that night, leaving the landlord dead in his room.”
The Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, Nta Ogbonnaya, confirmed the murder, but he stated that he could not reveal details of the murder.