The killing of a housemaid by a 6-year-old boy who allegedly shot the victim with his father’s gun in Abia State is now being investigated by detectives from the Ogbor Hill Police Division, Aba.
Recounting the incident, a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the minor picked up his father’s gun which was loaded and thinking it was a toy, pointed it at the maid before reportedly pulling the trigger.
“The child pointed the gun at the maid and playfully said, ‘I will kill you,’ and upon pulling the trigger, the gun went off and a bullet hit the housemaid.” The source said.
ASP Ogbonnaya Nta, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, who confirmed the alleged shooting by the minor, informed that the matter had been transferred to the state Department of Criminal Investigation for further findings.
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