Angry Kumasi landlord reportedly stabs tenant to death


A landlord believed to be in his 50s has allegedly stabbed his tenant to death, over rent arrears at Ejisu Adakogyakye in the Ashanti Region.

A co-tenant of the deceased who gave a narration of the event in an interview with Pure FM, a sister-station operated by Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN) said, the incident followed a misunderstanding between the landlord and the tenant over arrears.

“The angry landlord went to the tenant to demand his ejection because he said the tenant is not paying his rent arrears. Their fights started last week and we were able to calm tempers down,” one of them said.

“The landlord identified only as Bongo, on Friday morning, June 19, 2020, went to the tenant also identified as Shocket, 35 years, to eject him from his house which resulted to misunderstanding between them. Bongo (landlord) went to his room for knife and allegedly stabbed his tenant to death,” the tenant alleged.

The witness continued: “After the incident, the landlord is nowhere to be found. He threatened to kill anyone who will come close to him which brought fear and panic to those who came here after the incident.”

The situation has thrown residents and tenants into a state of shock and mourning.

Police are yet to visit the scene to convey the deceased body to mortuary as at the time of filing this report.

Ghana | | Osei Kwadwo | Pure FM, Kumasi


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