The Police command in Edo State has arrested a 17-year-old worker of a sachet water factory, Chukwuebuka Nwode, for allegedly killing his employer, Peter Onoberhie with a kitchen knife while he was watching television in his sitting room at midnight.
The state police spokesman, Kontongs Bello, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the suspect was arrested with two accomplices while trying to sell his boss’ car at Uwelu spare part market.
Speaking to newsmen in an interview, the suspect blamed the devil for his action.
“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”, he stated.