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Security guard kills his ‘tenant’ over rent payment in Lagos

Oct 28, 2022

A security guard with a private security company in Lagos state, Desmond Gudyu, has been arrested for allegedly punching a 26-year-old man, Akeem Nuhu, to death during an altercation on Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

 

Desmond, who was employed to guard a building in the area, was said to have accommodated Nuhu in his security post after the latter agreed to pay him rent. However, both men fell out and had an altercation on Monday, October 10, after Nuhu who worked as a motor boy in a pure water company, failed to pay the agreed sum.

 

Desmond is said to have asked Nuhu for the ”rent” but he failed to provide it as promised. An altercation ensued and this degenerated into a fight. Desmond is aid to have punched Nuhu. He fell and became unconscious.. He was rushed to a police hospital at Falomo where he died the following day October 11 at about 7am.

 

His corpse has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre’s morgue, Ebute-Metta for an autopsy.

 

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspect has been taken into custody and is being investigated.