Police operatives in Ogun State have arrested one Semiu Adegesin over the death of a three-year-old girl simply identified as Esther Samuel in the state.
The spokesman for the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Friday, in Abeokuta, said the 45-year-old suspect was arrested after the matter was reported at the Imasayi Divisional Headquarters in the state.
He added that the suspect was arrested for negligence after he left a fully-loaded Dane gun at the back of his house in Kukudi Village, Imasayi, on the day of the incident.
Oyeyemi said: “Upon arriving at the scene of the incident, the deceased was discovered in a pool of her own blood.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that Semiu Adegesin, the owner of the Dane gun, loaded his gun and carelessly left it in an open place at the backyard of the house where children used to play.
“It was at this point that the 3-year-old Ope Babalola picked up the loaded gun, pointed it at the deceased, and pulled the trigger.
“The deceased was quickly taken to the General Hospital, Ilaro, but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“The owner of the Dane gun was promptly arrested and taken to the station for interrogation.”
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