Hunter mistook friend for game and shot him

A hunter in Ogun State, was arrested Thursday July 30 for allegedly shooting dead his friend, during a hunting expedition in Isara, in the Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun state.

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Sikiru Osideko, a hunter in Ogun State, was arrested Thursday July 30 for allegedly shooting dead his friend, Segun Okusi, during a hunting expedition in Isara, in the Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun state, Punch reports

Osideko told the police that he shot his friend in error, as he had mistaken him for a prey during the expedition.

It was gathered that late afternoon on Thursday, Osideko and Okusi, who were friends, as well as hunters, had gone on an expedition in a nearby bush.

30 minutes after they separated, Osideko reportedly noticed a movement in the bush and shot in the direction with his dane gun.

Okusi was said to have let out a sharp cry, which made the suspect to realise that he had shot at his friend.Osideko reportedly rushed to the place and tried to resuscitate his friend, but to no avail.

Okusi died on the spot. A police source said officers visited the bush to take Okusi’s corpse to a mortuary.

He said:

“Policemen from the Isara division visited the bush and found Okusi in a pool of blood. They took photographs and deposited the corpse in a mortuary. They arrested the suspect and seized the dane gun. The man has been taken to the state command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta. Such strange thing has not happened among hunters in this area. It was in the broad daylight. It was another hunter, one John Oseni, who raised the alarm and reported the matter to the police.”

The matter had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, where Osideko was reportedly assisting the police with investigations into the death of his friend.

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