17-year-old accused of N100,000 theft kills self

14th March 2024

A 17-year-old boy, Ojibe Chukwueze, was reportedly found dead after being alleged of stealing N100,000 from his boss in the Abijo area of the Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State on Monday.

PUNCH Metro gathered from a source privy to the incident on Wednesday that the body of the late Chukwueze was found by the roadside by her sister who disclosed that her brother had come home on the said date from work, took some money and went out.

The source disclosed further that after Chukwueze had left home, he did not return at the expected time before her sister received a call from a neighbour that the body of her brother was lying lifeless at the bus stop.

The sister was said to have received a call from Chukwueze’s master that he allegedly stole a sum of N100,000 from him.

The source added, “She said that the master of the boy where he worked later called her and informed her that her brother stole the sum of N100,000 from his shop.

“The sister stated further that Ojibe Chibueze did not come back home till she received a phone call from her neighbour that she saw her brother lying dead at Abijo bus stop after which she rushed to the scene and met her brother’s lifeless body with a plastic of sniper beside him.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to PUNCH Metro, noting that an investigation has commenced to unravel details of the circumstances surrounding his death.

“On the receipt of the report, detectives of the division visited the scene and foam was gushing out of his mouth and nostrils. The can of the sniper has been recovered as an exhibit.

“The corpse has been removed and deposited at Epe General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy and preservation. Investigation is ongoing,” Hundeyin disclosed.

PUNCH Metro reported on Tuesday that a 30-year-old graduate of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede in Imo state, Nerus Elemamba, committed suicide.

Elemamba’s body was found dangling in his room on Monday evening in his village in Umuohii, Oboama community in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

This was after he had participated in the day’s village manual labour earlier carried out by his peers.


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