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Man, 62, Beaten To Death During Forceful Eviction

Man, 62, Beaten To Death During Forceful Eviction

A 62-year old man, Sunday Uche Michael, has

allegedly been beaten to death at Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

Man, 62, Beaten To Death During Forceful Eviction

victim’s residence at 40, Church Street, Aboru at about 7p.m. on Monday, and

attempted ejecting him from the house.

At least 10 persons were said to have stormed the

challenged son, Ifeanyi Michael, were severely beaten by their assailants and

the old man died in the process.

It has been reported that the deceased and his 29-year old physically

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, where he was rushed


The Uche Michael was declared dead on arrival at the

by his landlord, Mr Akinrinola, to vacate his self-contained apartment after

spending barely a year out of the one and half years he paid for when he packed

into the house last year January.

Trouble started when the deceased was allegedly asked

strained in the process of trying to eject him from the premises and they

started living like cat and mouse afterwards, said a source.

The landlord’s relationship with the deceased became

10 men stormed the building with weapons and reportedly beat the old man to


The situation remained this way until Monday when the

was allegedly involved in the attack. He was arrested by the police and is

currently in custody at Abado/Oke-Odo Police Station.

However, luck ran out on Samuel Eromosele Enato, who

some identity cards found in the wallet which fell from his pocket while he was

allegedly trying to escape after the dastardly act. The other accomplices

are said to be on the run.

Enato was traced and arrested by the police through

more information from the police is available at the moment.

The landlord and his wife have also been arrested. No

was in my house at Agege when I got a call that my dad is dead. I rushed down

to confirm if the information was actually true and when I got there, I met his

lifeless body on the floor.

The victim’s first child, Joy Michael, 30, said: “I

referred to Ile-Epo General Hospital and later to LUTH where he was confirmed

dead on arrival. They have achieved their threat of killing him. Maybe they

would be happy now,” she said.

“I rushed him to a nearby hospital where we were

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