13-year-old teenager has shot a three-year-old girl to death with a dane gun in Ogun State, the state’s police command has said.
The owner of the dane gun, 45-year old Semiu Adegesin, whose contributory negligence led to the death of the 3-year old girl was arrested by the police.
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman, Ogun Police Command, in a statement on Friday, said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Imasayi Divisional Headquarters that a 13-year old boy (Name withheld), shot and killed the deceased with a dane gun at Kukudi Village, Imasayi.
“Upon the information, the DPO Imasayi Division, SP Arowojeun Michael, quickly led his detectives to the scene where the deceased was met in the pool of her own blood.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect Semiu Adegesin loaded his dane gun, and carelessly kept it in an open place at the backyard of the house where children used to play.
It was there the 13-year old picked picked the loaded gun, pointed it at the deceased and pulled the trigger.
“The deceased was quickly taken to General Hospital, Ilaro, where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
The owner of the dane gun was promptly arrested and taken to the station for interrogation,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, who described the incident as unfortunate, sympathized with the deceased’s family and appealed for calm as the case would be properly investigated.
The CP, therefore, directed that the case be transferred to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
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