A young man identified as Akwande has died after his friend simply identified as Emmanuel hacked him to death with a machete in Olum community in Boki, Local Government Area, LGA, of Cross River State.
Vanguard reports that an eyewitness, Patrick Osang, said three of them went to the farm when a fight broke out between the deceased and the suspect.
“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”
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.