Stephen Eze, A vulcanizer in Udenu LGA, Enugu reportedly killed his 3-year old friend, Ikenna Anayo Omeje, during a dispute over an N100 debt, The Sun reports.
On that Thursday morning, Mr. Omeje took his motorbike to the suspect’s shop to change its back tube, and was charged N300. He paid N200 and promised to pay the balance of N100 in the evening.
It was gathered that when the suspect left for Nsukka to buy some materials, Omeje went to his workshop and collected the repaired motorbike.
The source further said that, when the suspect returned and couldn’t see the motorbike, he sent his apprecntice to the deceased’s shop to bring back the motorbike or collect the balance of the money.
The apprentice went and delivered his master’s message. However, Omeje told him that he had resolved to pay his master in the evening. This didn’t go down well with the boy, as he decided to roll back the motorbike to their workshop.
The deceased then followed him, and when they got to his workshop, he was said to have asked Eze the reason he asked his boy to collect the motorbike.
It was then a quarrel ensued and the suspect allegedly hit him on the head with a rod and he fell and became unconscious.