- A teenager has mistakenly killed his friend in Oyo state
- An eyewitness, Alhaji Amuda Ganiyu Aderibigbe, recounted how the sad incident happened
- Aderibigbe said the event brought sadness for the families of the deceased and entire people of Ilero community
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The people of Ilero community in Iwa local council development area, Oyo state on August 3, wore a mournful look sequel to the death of a 10-years-old boy, Teslim Monsuru, who was mistakenly hit by his friend at his left side of the body with a Bagco bag that contained a sharpen knife.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Oyo, Imran Khalid, reports that a 65-year-old man, Alhaji Amuda Ganiyu Aderibigbe narrated how the sad incident occurred.
Alhaji Aderibigbe, popularly called Amugat, who is also the chairman, Ilero community, in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, said it was a sad day for the families of the deceased and entire people of Ilero community.
He said the deceased's friend who hails from Isaare compound mistakenly hit Monsuru of Alokoloja compound of the Gbelekale axis, Ilero, at his left side of the body with a Bagco bag that contained a sharpen knife and died on the spot after losing so much blood.
Amugat said that the suspect displayed his mother's boiled groundnuts for selling at his mother's shop located at the main market of the town, adding that the deceased who happened to be his intimate friend was picking the groundnuts one after the other for his consumption.
He added that the suspect had warned the deceased to stop eating the groundnuts he was selling, that he could be beaten by his mother if she notices a reduction in numbers but the warning fell to Teslim's deaf ear.
The suspect was said to have gone inside his mother's shop to drink water while returning to the point he placed his groundnuts, he met Teslim busy eating the groundnuts he had earlier warned him to desist from, in Ahmad's annoyance, he unknowingly picked the Bagco bag that contained a sharpen knife and hit Teslim at his left side of the body and he was pinched by the knife.
Amugat said that immediately the knife pinched Teslim, blood began to gush out profusely and the boy kicked the bucket at the spot as all efforts to rescue him proved abortive.
He said that when the sad incident happened, the father of the suspect, Sulaiman reported to the community's king, Elero of Ilero but they were advised to report the matter to the nearest police station.
Having fed the police officers with the sad development, they arrested and locked up the mother and father of the suspected killer when they could not trace his whereabouts after the incident.
The matter eventually got to the notice of area commander, Iganna, LCDA of the state but he declined to receive and hear the case, claiming that the matter went beyond his jurisdiction.
The area commander later took up the matter to the deputy commissioner of police in the state, while the parents of the suspected killer were invited for interrogation.
Amugat said that the deputy commissioner of police eventually released them having acknowledged that the teenager did not deliberately kill his friend.
He said that the suspected killer and deceased were true friends, adding that their friendship was a result of intimacy existing between their mothers for an unknown number of years.
He noted that the deceased's parents were unhappy, following the unfortunate circumstance that warranted his death but took solace in the fact that God giveth and taketh. He said the boy had been buried according to Islamic rites.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the two brothers detained over the death of Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, were arraigned.
It was reported that Nehemiah and David Adejo, were arraigned on Wednesday, August 12, before a magistrate court in Kaduna on a four-count charge.
In another report, Yusuf Bichi, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS) urged Nigerians to stop celebrating the death of security operatives killed on duty by insurgents.
Bichi disclosed this at an event organised by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) to celebrate the 2020 International Youth Day in Abuja.
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