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Angry Tenant Killed Landlord & Wife Over Quit Notice In Akwa Ibom

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Sept 24, 2013 – Akwa Ibom: Angry Tenant Sets House On Fire, Killed Landlord & Wife

Eviction Notice Forced Angry Tenant To Set House On Fire, Killing Landlord & Wife

A tenant of a house on Asuquo Eyo Street, Ifa Ikot Okpon, Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, identified simply as Ime, aka Shawa, has been accused of killing his landlord and the wife and also setting the house ablaze.

It was said that Ime, 40, had attacked his landlord, Mr. Edem Akpan and his wife, Affiong, with matchete before setting the house on fire.

One of the daughters to the late couple, Ms. Emem Akpan, told our correspondent that trouble started when her father gave Ime a quit notice.

She said Ime had threatened that if her father insisted on sending him (Ime) out, he would kill him and burn down the house.

She said, “We thought it was just a mere threat. None of us could believe that Ime was capable of doing what he said.

“Two days ago, we saw him bringing worn out tyres into the compound. We didn’t know he had a plan.

“Yesterday (Sunday), before we left for church in the evening, he brought 20 litres of fuel, more than what his generator could contain.

“A neighbour asked him what he wanted to do with such quantity of fuel, but he told him that he was going to run the generator overnight.

“This is what we saw this morning as we returned from church – the fuel and worn out tyres were weapons used by the assailant to kill my parents.”

Another daughter and ex-girlfriend of Ime, Ms. Ruth Jeremiah, said she parted ways with Ime a year and three months ago.

She said it was because Ime did not let her know his parents and his surname that made her to terminate the relationship.

She said that for the three years she dated Ime, she did not know anything about him except his alias – Shawa.

“I decided to end the relationship with Ime because he was not straight forward. He wanted to marry me, but whenever I asked him to take me to his people, he would refuse,” she said.

She stated that Ime had removed his property in the house before killing her parents and setting the house ablaze.

Asked if there was tenancy agreement which could lead to the arrest of the assailant, Jeremiah stated that there was nothing like that as the father offered Ime his house based on a gentleman’s agreement.

Efforts to get the Police Public Relations Officer, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Mr. Etim Dickson, to speak on the matter, proved abortive as calls and texts to his telephone were not replied.

Culled From PUNCH Metro



  1. Brother

    September 24, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Hmmm! naija home of atrocities.

  2. bezo

    September 24, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Na so, their next world they will be nice


    September 24, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    this is terrible, government should do sumtin about it

  4. truth

    September 24, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Pls is ime a Muslim too? Cos Christians don’t kill pple….

    • Oppy

      September 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      @truth u are a fool for that comment

  5. nicole

    September 24, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Hmmm ! rent palaver God have mercy.

  6. augustus

    September 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    that man call lme his an animal

  7. D Hunter

    September 24, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Y shld an ordinary quit notice ignite so much calamity 4 Christ? I‘m sure thr‘s smtin behind dis nt just d q-notice. Bt wateva d case, Ime d tenant shldn‘t hv done wat he did. Too bad. I mean hw can u kill a man, his wife n burn down his house?

  8. red

    September 24, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Something is very wrong somewhere,throughout last week bad,hurtfull and painful headlines seems to be trending world wide.Am so confused,why are these events happening like wild wind.I have been in denial that Christ second coming is still far atless not in our time,but now am wrong.can someone tell me why a man will set a family on fire like old rags? why will a man pick up a gun look innocent people in d face and open fire on them for no reason? God if u can hear me pls destroy d contaminated world,what will happen in the 10yrs if things continue this way?today it will be syria war,bombers, boko haram,mass killing,the end is at hand God is picking his army for d second coming,God have backed us becos of our sin.I can’t to hear d explanation people will give God for the blood they shed.Nne am sorry for d lost of ur parent that’s d only word I have been saying 4 d past truly sorry.


    September 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    D man(tenant) shuld b brought 2 book. How cn he kill his fellow human cuz of quit notice. nawaoooooooo!!! Hmmmm 2bad

  10. Ojukwu

    September 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Hmmmm!! It’s a serious case of man slander nd murder.he must b punish 4 dis.

  11. D ONE E

    September 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    @bezo u r nt human being @ all,u always giv negative commet,if u r tenat dat lost all ur wealth in dat house or those pple r ur parents will u talk lik dis.

  12. Eno

    September 24, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Ime went too far. But Landlord them, their own dey their body. If government did not checkmate their activities, a lot of the landlords and landladys will die. Majority of them are extremely wicked. And deserves dying untimely like the deceased.

  13. D Hunter

    September 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Eno, u started making a v rznable comment den along d way u goof. Thr‘s no rzn watsoeva justifying d wicked action of Ime except if u wnt 2 b a partner in crime wit him. If u discovad dat ur landlord is becomin wicked 2wds u, den move out nt 2 kill him, his wife n burnt down d house so dat even d remainin survivors ‘ll still b @ a loss. Wat hight of wickedness n cruety? Maybe he was issued d quit notice bc he has nt bin payn his rent or smtin.


    September 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    I amsure that the Ime guy is not a sane person, if not why will one kill his fellow man under such circumstance. On the other hand, landlords shuld also show some leniency when dealing with their tenants as this could foster a better working relationship.

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