A 17-year old sachet water factory worker, Chukwuebuka Nwode, is in police net for allegedly stabbing his employer, Peter Onoberhie, to death in Edo State.
After the incident, the police reportedly arrested him with two accomplices while trying to sell his boss’ car at Uwelu spare part market.
The Edo State Police Command’s spokesperson, Kontongs Bello, in a statement, said the teenage worker killed his boss and conspired with two other persons to steal his car.
The suspect reportedly used a kitchen knife to kill his boss, who was watching television in his sitting room at midnight.
The statement quoted the suspect while confessing to the crime: “I didn’t just know what came over me to kill him. I have been living with my mother in Ondo State for the past 16 years. So, when I turned 17, I decided to leave for Benin City. When I got to Benin City, I first started a job in a bakery. After I got the bakery job, I travelled to my village but when I returned from the village, my boss said my services were no longer needed.
“After I was laid off from my bakery job, I got this job (at the water factory). After working for some time, I decided to kill and steal his car. I went to meet him while watching television in his room at night and stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
“In the morning, I went to Ring Road to look for a driver because I don’t know how to drive. I met someone who could drive and took him to the house and drove the car to Uwelu spare parts market to sell it. But we were apprehended by the vigilance group who later handed us to the police.”