A carpentry apprentice identified as Onome has died after allegedly receiving severe beatings from his ‘master’ for resuming late at work in Sapele, Delta State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Friday at the workshop located along New Ogorode Road.
Aside from disciplining his apprentice over “lateness to work,” Orunor had also accused Onome of stealing his Automated Teller Machine card.
It was reportedly resolved that the boy should be disciplined decisively through beating.
However, the alleged beating took a new twist for the apprentice who, on reaching home, was said to have complained of pains all over his body, to his parents. He reportedly told his parents about the beating he got but after they took him to the hospital for treatment, he died before he could be attended to.
When Orunor, master to the apprentice, was intimated of the demise of the boy, he allegedly went into hiding.