Man poisons neighbour over electricity bill, blames the ‘devil’

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A middle aged man from Ajegunle in Lagos, Nigeria was arrested Tuesday 16 after he allegedly poisoned his neighbour’s over unpaid electricity bills.

It is alleged that Gordon Daniel put an insecticide called ‘sniper’ in his neighbor’s pot of soup when she left her meal unattended.

The victim, Mrs Saidat Shakiru claimed that when she came back from running the errand, she found that her food smelled odd.

Ms Shakiru said that Mr Daniel was the culprit as he was the only one who had access to her food.

Confirming the incident, local administration said the suspect was handed over to police awaiting information from authorities.

The suspect, who blamed his actions on the devil, said that he was angry because her neighbor usually insulted him over the electric bill.

“The woman has been abusing me. I don’t know what got over me to put ‘sniper’ inside the soup to punish her,” he said. “I am sorry and I regret what I have done.”

Police officer at the Ajegunge police station said the case file had been opened and the suspect is being held in custody pending hearing.

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