Thursday, 27 August 2015

Lagos Landlord Who Set Tenant Ablaze Dies

Idumota, Lagos
The Lagos landlord, Sola Solomon, who allegedly set his tenant ablaze in the Idumota area of the state, has died.

PUNCH Metro reports that a police source on Wednesday that the suspect died from the burns injuries he sustained while setting fire to the tenant, Abeeb Daraloye.

Our correspondent had reported on Tuesday that Abeeb and his landlord had a disagreement over the use of the compound toilet.

Later in the day, 67-year-old Solomon reportedly poured petrol on Abeeb and ignited a fire with a lighter.

While on fire, the suspect was alleged to have pushed the victim from the top floor of the three-storey building, killing him in the process. Solomon was reportedly rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital for his burns injuries, but was rejected before he was admitted at the Gbagada General Hospital.

A police source said on Wednesday that the suspect died at the hospital.
He said, “The landlord is also dead. He died at the hospital in the afternoon. So as it is, the case has been resolved.”

The Punch