An Abia State Polytechnic student, identified only as Abel, who killed the landlord of one of the students’ lodges in the Immaculate area of Aba, Abia State, has absconded.
Abel, a final year student of the Department of Architecture, allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach during a disagreement at the lodge.
Report has it 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 them.
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 landlord barged into the room and met Abel and his girlfriend naked, which caused the fight.