Tragic!!! Abia State Poly Undergraduate Absconds After Stabbing Hostel Landlord To Death


An Abia State Polytechnic student, named
Abel, has killed the landlord of one of the
students’ lodges in the Immaculate area of
Aba, Abia State.
Punch Metro learnt that Abel, a final year
student of the Department of Architecture,
allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach
during a disagreement at the lodge.
Punch correspondent was told that the
landlord had ordered that no female
visitor was allowed to spend the night in
the lodge.
The suspect was alleged to have breached
the rule and was challenged by the
landlord, which led to a fight between
In the ensuing scuffle, the suspect was
alleged to have grabbed a knife and
stabbed the victim in the stomach, before
taking to his heels.
The landlord reportedly died on the spot.
His remains were recovered by the police
and deposited in a mortuary.
A student of the institution, who identified
herself only as Beatrice, explained that the
caretaker of the lodge was the first to
notice the breach of the rule, adding that
he informed the landlord.
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
“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.”
It was learnt that the incident threw the
community into confusion as the matter
was reported at a police station in the area.
The police were said to have launched a
manhunt for the suspect with his picture
posted at strategic areas in the school.
When contacted, the Abia State Police
Public Relations Officer, Nta Ogbonnaya,
confirmed the murder, but said he could
not tell what transpired between the
suspect and the deceased. He said the case
file had been transferred to the State
Department of Criminal Investigations,
adding that the police would get the

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