Agony as 11-year-old boy kills friend with father’s gun in Ondo
Tragedy struck at Ayeyemi street in Ondo West local government area of Ondo State on Wednesday as an 11-year-old boy, Ayo Afolabi allegedly shot his friend of the same age, Comfort Emmanuel with his father’s gun.
Sources informed DAILY POST that the toddler’s father, Olarewaju alleged corked his double barrel gun and hung it on the wall of his sitting room.
The kid, who was playing with his friend in his father’s sitting room, picked the gun and accidentally shot his colleague.
It was learnt that the tragic incident occurred few hours after Olarewaju, who is a hunter, returned from his hunting game.
Residents of the area who gathered to sympathize with the bereaved family blamed the unfortunate incident on Olarewaju.
Some of the residents, who spoke in confidence on the issue said the two parents were not in good terms.
Already, the remains of the deceased has been deposited at the General Hosiptal in Ondo.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident said Olarewaju had been arrested and he would be charged to court soon.