Hunter arrested after shooting 2 colleagues in Ekiti

Hunter arrested after shooting 2 colleagues in Ekiti

Monday, January 23, 2017 6:42 pm


A local hunter, Mr Joseph Adeyemi, has  been arrested after allegedly  shooting  two  of  his colleagues  while  on a  hunting expedition for wild swine   in Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti.

A source, who craved  anonymity,  told the News Agency of  Nigeria  (NAN) that  the   hunters had gone on the expedition  on  Thursday when the incident  happened.

According to the source, one of the victims, Bayo  Oyegoke,  was said to have died instantly  after being shot while the other, Stephen Aroso,  sustained gun-shot injury.

Another resident, who also spoke to NAN,  said the deceased had  five wives and  some children whose number could not been ascertained.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Ekiti Police Command,  Alberto Adeyemi,  said the suspect had  been arrested  while  investigation was  on-going.

”  The suspect who shot at fellow hunters has been arrested and investigation is going on now,’’ he said. (NAN)

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