A man has fatally shot his younger brother dead while testing the efficacy of his gun charm in Ilorin.
The Kwara State Police Command declared Abubakar Abubakar over the killing of his 12-year-old brother, Yusuf Abubakar, both sons of one Abubakar Abubakar a hunter in Dutse Gogo town via Kaiama.
According to the police, preliminary investigation shows that the fatal incident happened while Abubakar was testing the efficacy of the newly procured gunshot protective charm.
“This incident happened after fortifying themselves with the protective charm, the elder son brought his father’s dane gun and shot his younger sibling, the charm failed and the 12year old Yusuf Abubakar died on the spot.
“The culprit escaped into the bushes immediately after the act was committed,” SP Okansanmi Ajayi, spokesperson of the command, has said.
The police spokesperson stated that an investigation into the matter has commenced as directed by the Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Paul Odama.
He called on parents and guidance to monitor the activities of their children and avoid doing certain unsavoury activities while their children and wards watch, to prevent incidents of this nature.