A middle-aged man, identified as Alloy has reportedly beaten his 12-year-old apprentice identified as Sunday to death over missing one thousand naira.
According to DailyTrust, homicide detectives attached to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, are said to be on the trail of one Alloy who was accused by his neighbors of beating his young apprentice to death over his missing N1000 at No 2 Salako street off Oyo Agoro street in Ogba, Lagos state on January 10.
A neighbor, James Agwu, who corroborated the incident, disclosed that the deceased screamed all through the night as a result of the torture.
This came after the suspect who owns a cooking gas refilling shop in the area accused the 12-year-old apprentice of stealing the one thousand naira.
“All efforts by neighbours to make him stop fell on deaf ears, as the beating and screaming continued till about 3am when the boy stopped shouting. Some of us thought the boy had stopped crying because his master stopped torturing him. We got to know of his death around 9am same day,” he explained
One of the apprentices, who identified himself as John, said their boss accused the deceased of stealing his money.
“Our Oga woke Sunday up around midnight and started flogging him. He locked me up in the next room while the beating lasted. In the morning, I saw Sunday lying down in a corner. I thought he was sleeping. My Oga and I left for shop around 7am. While at the shop, he removed all the money that was kept in a safe. He said he was going to buy Sunday some medicine. I never knew that he was running away” John said
Meanwhile, the case has been transferred from Pen-Cinema Police Station to the Homicide section of SCID.
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