By Olusegun Folarin

A 45 year old, Semiu Adegesin has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command for being negligent which led to the death of a three year old girl, Esther Samuel.

The suspect was arrested after a report lodged at Imasayi Divisional Headquarters that a 13-year old boy, Ope Babalola had allegedly shot and killed the deceased with a dane gun at Kukudi Village, Imasayi.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the suspect in Abeokuta.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the suspect, Semiu Adegesin had loaded his dane gun, and carelessly kept it in an open place at the backyard of the house where children used to play.

He said the 13-year old Ope Babalola picked the loaded gun, pointed it at the deceased and pulled the trigger.

The command’s spokesman noted that the deceased was quickly taken to General Hospital Ilaro, where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

Mr Oyeyemi pointed out that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Frank Mba, who described the incident as unfortunate, sympathized with the deceased’s family and appealed for calm adding that the case would be properly investigated.

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