Mr Metibemu attacked the 35yrs old Abia State indigene with a knife for refusing to vacate his plank apartment after a week-long disagreement.
Sources say the suspect had warned the victim to stop soiling the face-me-I-face-you with the faeces of his baby. When the warning did not yield result, he was said to have threatened to kill Abraham.
Last Thursday, around 10pm, the father of four was about to sleep when an argument ensued between him and the landlord which degenerated into a fight. Mr. Metibemu was alleged to have got a knife with which he stabbed Abraham in the chest.
According to Punch, the landlord rushed to the Adekunle Police Station to report that he had been injured by his tenant. But no be who first call police dey win case.
Landlord was detained when news filtered in that Abraham had died at the hospital he was rushed to.
A resident, who identified himself as Christian Nwankwo, said Metibemu always fought his tenants.
He said, “Abraham packed into the house four months ago. He was well-behaved and good-mannered and those were attributes that endeared him to us. His room is beside the landlord’s.
“However, about a week ago, the landlord started complaining that he should stop spreading children clothes on the washing line. He also complained about the faeces of his baby, which he said was soiling the house.
“He started threatening him to leave or he would kill him. We thought it was a joke.”
Another resident, Ndubuisi Nkegba, said the victim had excused himself from a chat to go to bed that Thursday when he was stabbed.
“Just about 10 minutes after he left us to go to bed, we heard a noise. We rushed there and saw that he had been stabbed in the chest three times by the landlord. He was in a pool of blood. We rushed him to the Federal Medical Centre, Yaba, where he was confirmed dead.”
Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident. The landlord had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Yaba, for further investigation.