A man allegedly set his teenage apprentice ablaze on Monday when he lost his phone which was charging in his shop. This incidence was at a barbing salon in Ifoh Field, Abakpa area of Enugu State.
According to eyewitness accounts, the suspect, identified as Kelechi, poured petrol on the body of his apprentice, Junior, and lit him up.
Kelechi alleged that Junior left his hair barbing saloon, where the mobile phone was left charging, leading to the theft of the phone.
It was gathered that the victim was rescued with severe burns and taken to the hospital.
Enugu State Police spokesman, Superintendent Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the story. He also said the suspect was promptly arrested by Police operatives and that he is helping in the investigations.