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    Hunter mistakes man for antelope, shoots him dead in Ogun, Nigeria.

     

    ABEOKUTA ? A 40-year-old hunter, Oguntola Joel, was

    yesterday arraigned before an Abeokuta magistrate?s court

    sitting in Isabo for allegedly shooting dead one Obasi John

    while pursuing an antelope in the bush.

    The prosecutor, Inspector Augustine Ozimini, told the court

    that Joel committed the murder on March 28, in a farm at

    Orile-Ilugun, Abeokuta while on hunting expedition.

    He said that the offence  was contrary to section 316(1) of

    the criminal code laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.

    But the accused denied that he deliberately killed the man,

    saying he went to his farm to hunt as usual on the fateful

    day  when he saw an antelope and shot towards the

    direction of the animal, but surprisingly, he heard the groan

    of a human being.

    According to him, I went to the police station to report  the

    matter and I later took the man to hospital for treatment

    but he died the following day.

    ?I did not shoot him intentionally, I was running after an

    antelope not a human being,? he said.

    The magistrate, Emmanuel Adekunte, who did not take the

    plea of  the accused  due to the nature of the charge,

    remanded the accused in prison custody and adjourned

    the case till July 11, 2014, pending  the advice of the

    Director Public  Prosecution, DPP.

     

    By geoffrey oguguo, Vanguard

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