The Lagos State Police Command apprehended three individuals following a tragic incident where a 14-year-old girl lost her life due to the actions of an intoxicated hunter.
James Joel, a local resident, shared the account of this unfortunate occurrence with our reporter on Wednesday, revealing that the incident unfolded during the previous night.
While specific details regarding the incident remain unclear at this time, our correspondent gathered that an unidentified young girl fell victim to a hunter who, while riding a motorcycle, fatally shot her in the Ayinla Akera area of Orile Agege, Lagos.
A distressing video of the scene, witnessed by Igbere TV, depicts the young girl lying in a pool of blood, surrounded by grieving residents.
Some voices in the background alleged that the act was carried out by the policemen from the Elere Police Station in the area.
“Policemen from Elere; they have killed somebody,” a voice was heard saying in the video.
“If this turns to war, they will run,” another person said.
“She was sent on an errand and she was killed,” a voice in the video added.
But the Divisional Police Officer of Elere Station, Amodu Jimoh, when contacted on Wednesday, dismissed the report linking policemen to the incident.
But confirming the incident, the DPO said, “On Tuesday night, our men were patrolling. The policemen saw some people crowded on the street there. They tried to find out what was happening. They were told somebody shot at a small girl.
“They saw the corpse on the ground. It was a 14-year-old girl. They asked for the person that shot her. They were told it was a hunter carrying a Dane gun. He was drunk. There is a woman selling alcoholic drink beside the place.
“Maybe he was about to remove something and the gun fired. He came with a bike and it was likely an accidental discharge.”
The DPO reported that the deceased individual’s body had been transported to a nearby hospital.
Additionally, the police successfully tracked down the woman responsible for managing the establishment where the man had gone to enjoy his drink.