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‘I thought he was an antelope’ – Hunter arrested for shooting Imam dead



The Police in Osun have arrested a hunter for the death of an Imam, Adegun Yusuf..

The 78-year-old Islamic cleric was a resident of Alaguntan village in Orile-Owu, Aiyedaade Local Government Area.

The suspect claimed that he mistook the deceased for an antelope, NAN reports.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola paraded him and others in Osogbo on Tuesday.

The spokesperson said on April 17, at about 11:30 a.m, a complainant from the Ogbere Oloba area of Ibadan reported the matter at a police station.

The citizen said his father, the Imam of Alaguntan, was shot dead by a hunter from the same village.

Opaola said the shooter confessed to the alleged crime which occurred when he was on a hunting expedition.

“He saw an antelope in the bush, which he shot at with his dane gun; he was surprised when he went to pick the antelope and met Baba Imam on the ground.”

The suspect would be charged to court after the completion of investigation.

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