A Lagos shop owner has taken to his heels after beating his own apprentice to death over N1000.
The man, who was simply identified as Aloy, runs a gas-filling station and had three apprentices.
According to neighbours, in the middle of the night, they heard screams and sounds of beating emerging from Aloy’s apartment.
He was beating one of his boys
neighbours tried to prevail on him to no avail.
Later that night, the beating stopped and neighbours went about their businesses.
It wasn’t until the next morning that it was discovered that the young man being beaten the night before had died.
It wasn’t immediately clear if he died while being beaten or succumbed to the injuries sustained during the beating.
The Quest can confirm that Sunday–the deceased–had cane marks all over his body.
Here’s how John, one of Aloy’s apprentice described what happened, per Dailytrust: “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.”
Aloy has now taken to his heels and the police are on his trail.