A carpenter simply identified as Orunor has allegedly beaten his apprentice to death in the Sapele area of Delta State.
Sunday Special gathered that the owner of the workshop along the new Ogorode Road disciplined his apprentice named Onome for arriving late to work and eventually died in the process.
A resident of the area who wished to remain anonymous disclosed that Orunor also accused the boy of stealing his ATM card when he began beating him.
“When the boy got home after work, he complained to his parents that he was not feeling too fine and related what happened to him at his place of work.
“The parents of the apprentice decided to take him to the hospital for a checkup but before this arrangement could be concluded, the apprentice Onome, died.
“As the news got to the hearing of Orunor, he ran away, till now we have not seen him and the workshop had been under lock,” the source said.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, said a manhunt had been launched to arrest the carpenter.
“The carpenter is currently at large, and the police are making efforts to arrest him,” he stated.
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