After reportedly torturing his 11-year-old apprentice to death in the Ogba area of Lagos State, a businessman known only as Uchechukwu, nicknamed Alloy Omo Jesu, is on the run.
Sunday, the apprentice, was accused of stealing N1,000 when Uchechukwu descended on him, determined to force him to confess to the charge. The suspect has since fled the community, as the victim died in the process.
Uchechukwu's manager, Blessing, noticed that N1,000 was missing from the day's total sales on Saturday, January 8, 2022.
Blessing demanded an explanation from Sunday, who was in charge of sales that day, in order to figure out how the money had vanished.
Godwin, another apprentice, told The Punch that When Uchechukwu returned home around 10 p.m., he tortured Sunday with a wire over the missing money, and he and another apprentice, Stanley, fled to the backyard when their colleague's pleading for compassion was ignored.
“While at the backyard, we heard Sunday screaming for help, but our boss continued to beat him and didn’t stop till he (boss) stepped out to meet us at the backyard around 1am.
“When we didn’t hear Sunday’s voice again, we thought he already had his bath and slept. We even saw him lying motionless on the floor and thought he had slept, but there was blood on his body.
“Our boss later told us to pack about N1m he had at home and said he wanted us to quickly go to the shop to keep it. Three of us, except Sunday, left the house around 1am for the shop. But when we got there, our boss said he forgot the keys at home.”
He has now been declared wanted by the Police.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.