Graphic photographs of Nekede Poli, a freshman killed for renting a house in Owerri
A promising young student at the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Nekeda Owerri died a mournful death.
The victim, identified as Anthony Chinveotito Emmanuel, was allegedly killed by her caretaker due to problems with paying rent.
The incident took place Tuesday at an off-campus dormitory called Ezinwanne Lodge, but the deceased, a first-year student in building technology, passed away in hospital on Saturday evening, February 6.
It is believed that the caretaker, whose name could not be identified, hit the student in the stomach with a stick.
According to some students at the dorm, the caretaker cut off the water supply because some students refused to pay the full rent for the house.
However, students who said they did not live in a dormitory from March 2020 to January 2021 after the Covid-19 blockade subsequently turned on the tap and collected water.
When the caretaker returned and saw that the tap was open, he drank with a saw and cut the water pipe. This led to a quarrel, during which he allegedly picked up a piece of wood and hit the deceased.
The caretaker is said to have fled after the accident, leaving Anthony in a pool of his blood.
Other students took Anthony to a nearby hospital but was refused. He was later taken to the Federal Medical Center in Owerri, where he died on Saturday.
The police officer in charge of the Nekede Police Station, who confirmed the incident to The Nation, said the overseer is in custody and the case will be referred to the state CID for further investigation on Monday.