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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tragedy! 14-yr-old boy kills brother with dad’s gun while ‘acting’ movie

Tragedy! 14-yr-old boy kills brother with dad’s gun while ‘acting’ movie

The sleepy town of Umueze, Enugwu-Achi, Oji-River Local Government Area, Enugu State, was last Monday thrown into mourning, following the death of three-year-old Akachukwu in the hands of his 14-year-old brother Ebubechukwu,14, using their father’s gun.

The brothers were said to be re-enacting movie scenes, not knowing that the gun was loaded.

According to a source, their father, Christian Odika, had left for their village square at Obodo-Ukwu Enugwu-Akwu, for a meeting, when the tragic news reached him.

It was gathered that on getting to his house, he met his son, Akachukwu, in a pool of his own blood.

Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said: “Investigations into the tragic incident have commenced to ascertain the remote causes, so the law can take its course.”

This is avoidable. Parents should take good care of their wards.  The gun was not supposed to be accessible to those children.  Rest in peace Akachukwu!


Source: Vanguard

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