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Man arrested as teenager kills 3-year-old girl with loaded gun

The Ogun State Police Command, on Friday, took a 45-year-old man, Semiu Adegesin, into custody.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect’s negligence led to the death of a 3-year-old girl, Esther Samuel.

He was arrested after a report was lodged at Imasayi Divisional headquarters that a 13-year-old boy, Ope Babalola shot Esther.

The teenager was said to have fired a dane gun at Kukudi village in Imasayi in Yewa North Local Government Area.

The Divisional Police Officer, SP Arowojeun Michael led detectives to the scene where the deceased was seen in a pool of blood.

Preliminary investigation revealed Semiu loaded his dane gun and carelessly kept it in an open place at the backyard of the house where children play.

The little girl was taken to General Hospital Ilaro, where a doctor on duty confirmed she had given up the ghost.

Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba has sympathized with the family and directed that the case be transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department.

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