A man identified as, Godstime Oke, has reportedly stabbed his co-tenant, Gaga Allia, to death following a heated argument over an unpaid N300 electricity bill in their rented apartment at No. 32 Oleh Street, Okumagba Layout, Warri, Delta State.
The gory incident reportedly occurred at about 10pm on Wednesday night.
PUNCH Metro gathered that both Oke and Allia, said to be friends, were residing in a one-room apartment in the house.
It was also gathered that Oke was the one collecting the electricity bill from the entire tenants in the compound for easy remittance to the authorities.
However, while Oke was not around, one of the tenants in the compound reportedly paid his N300 due to his friend Allia.
But when Oke returned home and asked Allia to give him the money paid by the other tenant, Allia was said to have refused.
Consequently, a fight erupted between the duo in the course of which Oke reportedly used a broken bottle to stab Allia in the neck region.
Allia eventually bled to death as a result of the severity of the injury.
Seeing the veracity of his action, Oke reportedly took to his heels as he narrowly escaped being lynched by an irate mob.
He was said to have fled from the scene to nearby Ugborikoko neighborhood where he was apprehended on Thursday and handed over to men of the Nigeria Police Force ‘B’ Division in Warri.
When contacted, the police public relations officer (PPRO) for Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident noting that efforts were ongoing to apprehend one Tega, an alleged accomplice.