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45-year-old man nabbed for negligence leading to the death of toddler

Operatives attached to the Ogun State Police Command are currently investigating a 45-year-old Semiu Adegesin for murder.

Semiu Adegesin was arrested on Friday 10th of March 2023 for his contributory negligence which led to the death of a 3-year-old girl Esther Samuel. learned that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Imasayi Divisional Headquarters that a 13-year-old boy, Ope Babalola shot and killed the deceased with a dane gun at Kukudi Village, Imasayi.

Based on the information, the DPO Imasayi division, SP Arowojeun Michael, quickly led his detectives to the scene where the deceased was met in the pool of her blood.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect Semiu Adegesin loaded his dane gun, and carelessly kept it in an open place in the backyard of the house where children used to play.

It was there that 13-year-old Ope Babalola picked up the loaded gun, pointed it at the deceased and pulled the trigger.

Confirming the arrest, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command said the deceased was quickly taken to General Hospital Ilaro, where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
The owner of the dane gun was promptly arrested and taken to the station for interrogation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, who described the incident as unfortunate, sympathised with the deceased’s family and appealed for calm as the case will be properly investigated.

The CP, therefore, directed that the case be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.

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