The 67-year-old woman was arrested with her son Akeem Yusuf following Enokela’s death from a head injury.
The late Enokela, an Okada rider from Benue State, was said to have fallen out with his landlady for allegedly drinking and keeping late nights.
Alhaja Yusuf, it was learnt, served him a quit notice after his rent lapsed in December last year.
The late Enokela’s relation, Ikwuoche said the landlady had threatened to kill him if he did not vacate the house.
He said: “Pketimi told me that he got a house at Igando and needed only next week to stay at that house. He told me that the children of Alhaja Yusuf said he must leave their house alive or die. Look at what this woman did to us.”
A witness who didn’t want his name mentioned said the late Enokela told him that the landlady’s son, a police officer threatened to deal with him and lock him up in cell, and “could cover up anything that happened.”
Neighbours and some of his colleagues described the late Enokela as “a friendly man”.
“Pketimi is a hardworking man and hardly fights people. He can give you anything if he has it. We will miss him very much,” said an Okada rider.
His body has being deposited at the Mainland General Hospital Morgue.
The police are investigating the case.