In what can be seen as a stranger than fiction story, a 33-year-old Ekiti State-based hunter, Ganiyu Abdullaral, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for shooting dead his close friend and fellow hunter, Iginla Oluwashina, after the Bush Pig he allegedly shot transformed into the deceased.
The incident reportedly happened on September 9, 2016, at Iwaraji Camp via Efon Alaaye in Efon Alaaye-Ekiti.
The prosecutor in the case, Monica Ikebulo, had told the court that the accused claimed to have shot at the bush pig but was later surprised when it transformed into his friend.
Ikebulo added that the accused confessed that on the said date, he had gone on the hunting expedition with eight of his colleagues for a group hunting including Oluwashina and shot at the animal with his dane gun.
The prosecutor thereafter, applied for an adjournment to enable her duplicate and send the office to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
The Magistrate, Modupe Afeniforo, directed Ikebulo to duplicate the file and send it to the Director of Public Prosecution for a legal opinion while adjourning the case till November 11, for further mention.