Men of the Police command in Enugu state have arrested a security man who allegedly killed a senior secondary student, Ugochukwu Oduburu for plucking cashew nuts.
Seventeen-year Oduburu, a student of GTC Akama in Ezeagu Local Government Area, had reportedly gone to pick cashew nuts when the security man attached to the cashew industry at Akama allegedly shot him to death.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident in a statement issued to journalists in the state yesterday.
He said: “The tragedy occurred on February 17, this year.
“The deceased, a part-time cashew nuts picker, was staying with his brother in the area and that he had gone to pick cashew nuts on that fateful day “when suddenly he was shot and killed by the suspect later identified as one Vitalis Ilo”.
“The suspect allegedly used a single barrel locally made gun to shoot the deceased.”