A 19-year-old apprentice, Sekegh Aku, was allegedly stabbed to dying by his 17-year-old pal in Benue State.
The incident occurred in Tomahar Road in Gboko Native Authorities Space of the state after a minor argument between the deceased and the suspect recognized as Torver Kunav.
Addressing the Punch a relative of the deceased, Terwase Evelyn, mentioned Sekegh and Kunav had been pals earlier than the tragic incident.
“I wasn’t there when the incident occurred; it was my son in Abuja who referred to as me and informed me that I’ve to go dwelling, one thing dangerous occurred on ninth January 2023 at round 11am,” he mentioned. she explains.
“I’m like a sister or a mom to the deceased. We keep in the identical compound. He is sort of a son to me; his title is Sekegh Simon Aku. His mom and I belong to the identical native authorities and we get alongside extra like sisters. . So I used to be very near him, like a mom,”
“He was simply in a easy argument along with his pals. That they had been pals for a while now; it did not occur in the home, it was in a neighboring home, because the deceased’s speedy older brother was there with them.
“Based on him, it was only a easy argument, not a significant issue and that through the argument he tried to cease them from shouting at one another. Sekegh didn’t know that the boy supposed to harm him. . He was speaking to his brother when the boy took a pair of scissors from the bag he was carrying and stabbed Sekegh. He died immediately. By the point the information reached the mom , it was too late; he was already useless,”
“The boy who stabbed the deceased is a really boastful and troublesome boy; he’s identified to everybody to be very troublesome; he has no good qualities or character in any respect. We had even tried to separate him from our son , however we reside on the identical avenue. He stays along with his dad and mom and he has induced them bother numerous instances.
The case was reported to Gboko central police station and officers from the station took Sekegh’s physique to the morgue, she mentioned, including that the suspect had been arrested.
“It was the boy’s mom who personally reported the matter to the police; I assume he feared he is likely to be assaulted. So the boy was arrested and detained by the police. However at present his family members can’t be discovered; they packed up all their belongings and fled their dwelling,” she added.
The girl described Sekegh as a very good boy, including that he revealed earlier that the suspect had threatened to kill him.
“He was from Konshisha Native Authorities, though he was born and raised in Gboko Native Authorities Space, Benue State, the place he lived till his dying. He was a boy in free-spirited; everybody wished to be round him. He was an apprentice, studying carpentry.
“Sekegh all the time mentioned that the boy all the time tormented him, and used to inform him that in the future he would kill him; that in the future he would stab him to dying however nobody believed that was going to occur; we thought it It was a joke; we thought it was the standard youngsters’s jokes.
“The daddy of the deceased is useless, and it was not straightforward with the mom, however it’s the oldest one that takes care of the file. We’ve got not but heard from him, we anticipate it.” she added.