Madness! Boy Set Ablaze Over Mobile Phone

Seems a human soul isn’t even useful anymore these days as people value material things more than the life of a fellow soul. This was the case of a boy who was set ablaze by his friend for abandoning a barber’s shop where a mobile was plugged to charge and then got stolen.

Reports from the incident which happened in Enugu has it that Wisdom Kelechi at about 11:00 p.m. on Monday night had allegedly poured petrol on his friend, Junior Onah and set fire on him.

Onah’s sin according to sources was abandoning his friend’s mobile phone left in his custody in a barber’s shop where it was plugged to charge at Ifoh field in Abakpa Nike, Enugu.

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Kelechi on returning to the shop had his phone stolen, angered by the loss, he went out, returned with a gallon of petrol, poured it on his friend and set him on fire.

Although Onah was said to have been rescued by people, he, however, sustained severe burns that led to his being rushed to the hospital where doctors are battling to save his life.

The police in Enugu, which confirmed the incident, said Kelechi has been arrested. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, who expressed displeasure with the development, said a full-scale investigation has been launched into the matter with a view to unravelling the truth.

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“The suspect has been promptly arrested by police operatives and he is helping in the investigation just as the victim was rescued with severe burns and taken to the hospital, where he is receiving treatment,” Amaraizu explained.