A 20-year-old man Godwin Odu, has been arrested by the police in Calabar for allegedly stabbing Boniface Odinaka, a student of Army Day Secondary School, 3 Amphibious Brigade, Eburutu Barracks, Calabar to death.
Odinaka, who was the Labour Prefect of the school, was attacked for confiscating the sandals of another student, Francis Etim.
He was said to have engaged the services of Odu who was his friend and an alleged cultist.
Odu who is from Akwa Ibom State, is currently detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Diamond Hill, Calabar.
On why he killed Odinaka, he said his friend, Francis Etim, asked him to assist him recover a pair of sandals which Odinaka seized over alleged improper dressing.
Asked if he knew the name of the Labour Prefect, Odu said they laid ambush with Etim for Odinaka at the school gate waiting for closing hour when students were returning home.
In a statement at the Homicide Unit of the state CID, Odu confirmed that he attacked Odinaka from the rear and as the SSS II boy struggled to free himself, it resulted to a fight which caused his death.
Fielding questions from the Officer-in-Charge of Homicide, Mr. Joseph Inuyashe, DSP, Odu said: “The boy Odinaka is the cause of every thing that has brought me here. My friend, Francis Etim, came from school and told me that one senior student seized his sandals.”
Minutes after Odinaka was killed, Etim fled the area, but he was later arrested.
Odu who was identified as a dropout, said he attended Government Technical School, Ikot Ansa, Calabar and abandoned his studies as “some bad boys were after me.”
He pleaded that he was still a minor, claiming he was 14 years old, but when asked the year he was born, his years in primary and secondary school, he later said he was 20 years old.
Mr. Inuyashe, DSP, said the state Government frowned at cultism and other nefarious acts, saying Udo will be promptly charged to court, since he has admitted killing the boy.