Hunter ‘shoots’ man dead in Osun


A young man whose name was not ascertained has been shot dead by a hunter at Iwo, Osun state.

Findings showed that the incident happened around 3 am, Tuesday, while a member of an Islamic organisation, Taawunu, saw the hunter when he was trying to carry the deceased.

It was gathered that the man who saw the incident alerted the police and attempted to arrest the hunter but some boys started burning tyres in protest.

The spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Adeleke Kehinde, confirmed the arrest of the suspected hunter on arrival with other security agencies.

The spokesperson of the police, Yemisi Opalola, said the command had set up an investigative team to unravel the circumstances that led to the ‘shooting/death’ of the deceased.

“The Osun state police command is miffed with the report/news of the shooting/killing of a man in Iwo despite continuous warnings/sensitization of members of the public especially hunters and other local security outfits on the use of guns (firearms).

“The command is using this medium to appeal to members of the public especially the family of the deceased and residents of Iwo to remain calm and not to take the law into their own hands as the command has set up a team of crack detectives to investigate the circumstances that led to the shooting/killing of the man in the town.

“Meanwhile, the suspect has since been identified, arrested, and presently in police custody,” Opalola said.