A six-year-old boy has erroneously killed a housemaid with the gun of his father in Aba, Abia State.
Police detectives from the Ogbor Hill Police Division, Aba, have commenced investigations into the killing.
It was gathered that the underage child reportedly picked the father’s gun from his bedroom, thinking that it was a toy gun and not knowing that it was loaded.
A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “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 Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, ASP Ogbonnaya Nta, confirmed the homicide case.
The case was said to have been transferred to the state Department of Criminal Investigation.
Meanwhile, the Medical Director of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Dr. Eze Nwokocha, has reportedly been kidnapped by some gunmen in Aba, the commercial hub of the state.
The medical practitioner was allegedly abducted at about 7pm on Sunday around Allwell Crescent, near the Aba Fire Service Station.
A source close to the medical director said he was returning to his house after attending a village meeting when the assailants, who had trailed him, blocked his car and took him away in another vehicle.
It was gathered that the suspects had contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N50m.
The victim’s family members could not be reached for comments as of the time of filing this report.
The PPRO said the kidnap case had yet to be reported to the police.