Njaga Chang, has cut off one of the right fingers of his Nigerian colleague, Nsikak Tommy, 23, at the Xin Xin Quarry in Akamkpa LGA of Cross River State. Tommy, was said to have incurred the wrath of
Chang for failing to quickly turn on the generator.
Chang allegedly flew into a rage, mouthed unprintable words and attacked Tommy with a water hose. As he took flight from the assault, Chang gave him a chase with a machete, first deflating the tyres of his motorcycle to prevent him from fleeing.
He then aimed the machete at Tommy’s head. Instinctively, he raised his hand to block it and the machete came down, neatly cutting off the finger and leaving him in a massive pool of blood as he cried for help. .
After the incident, owners of the Quarry, who also own two other quarries in Akamkpa, Expanded and Fughou Quarries, rather than attend to Tommy, ferried Chang to Calabar and had him hidden while workers at the quarry managed to take Tommy to Bakor Medical Centre, Calabar.
The police arrested and later released Chang on bail. This was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Eluu, who said he got confirmation from the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Akamkpa division.