In a frightening occurrence, a young guy is said to have cut his friend to death with a machete over the weekend in the Olum community of Boki, Local Government Area, LGA, of Cross River State.
According to reports from the area the name of the assailant as Emmanuel while the victim was Akwande.
An eyewitness, Patrick Osang said the three of them went to the farm, “After the work, Emmanuel brought out his pawpaw and was eating while Akwande was sucking oranges. I left the two of them and went to cut palm fruits.
“I did not hear any quarrel or exchange of words but when I went back I saw Akwande lying in a pool of blood with a deep cut on his neck. I asked Emmanuel what happened but he did not say anything but went ahead to attack me with his matchet.
“We fought with our knives but his knife could not penetrate my body neither did mine enter his because of the charms both of us have. But I overpowered him and dragged him to the village.
“We are friends from Obudu and came to Boki to work for daily pay. We have been living peacefully until Saturday afternoon when Emmanuel killed Akwande.”