Like a scene from a movie, an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court was yesterday told how a hunter, Ganiyu Abdullahi allegedly killed his friend during a hunting expedition. Abdullahi said he saw a pig and shot it only for the pig to turn out to be his friend.
The court remanded the 33-year-old hunter, in prison custody for allegedly killing his friend who he alleged changed into a pig.
The Magistrate, Modupe Afeniforo, who adjourned the case till November 11, directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal opinion.
The police prosecutor, Monica Ikebulo told the court that the accused shot at a bush pig which later transformed into his friend.
She said the accused committed the offence on September 9 at Iwaraji Camp via Efon Alaaye in Efon Alaaye -Ekiti.
According to her, the accused on the said date with eight of his colleagues now at large went for group hunting and unlawfully shot his friend, Iginla Oluwashina, with his gun.
She said the offence contravened Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State. 2012. No plea was taken.