A domestic servant has killed his employer, a lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, after hitting him with a pestle during a serious argument.
The victim who is said to be a lecturer at the Psychology Department of the institution, was brutally attacked with the pestle when fight erupted between him and the domestic servant.
According to media reports, the unfortunate incident happened on Friday night at Ifite village in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
In a viral video sighted by this medium, the suspect was seen confessing to the crime. He admitted killing the lecturer with a pestle.
The suspect whose name is not known at the time of filing this report, also confessed that he attacked the deceased lecturer with the pestle about three times before he fell to the ground.
He said, “When he came back, he told me to cook rice. And as I was cooking the rice, he asked me why I did not wash plates. I did not reply. He then asked why I wasn’t responding to his question.
In the process, he slapped me. But I told him I usually have ear problems, and that people don’t slap me. As I was saying that, he angrily asked if I was still talking while he was talking. And therefore, he slapped me again and brought out Cain and started flogging me all over.
“Then in the process, I got angry, and we started fighting. It was also in the process of that fight that I picked up the pestle in the kitchen and hit him on the head.”
During interrogation, the suspect who first denied killing his master, later confessed to the crime after he was severely beaten by angry neighbors.
Meanwhile, police authorities in Anambra State are yet to make an official statement in respect to the development.