In what will come across as a rather shocking development, a hunter has shot his colleague dead inside the bush.
It was pure pandemonium that broke out on Friday in Issele Uku, Aniocha North local Government Area of Delta State when a 20-year-old hunter, in ysterious circumstances, allegedly shot dead his colleague in the bush, Daily Post reports.
It was gathered that the victim and the suspect went for hunting inside the community bush on Thursday night but expedition was not successful, hence they agreed to take some rest in a makeshift inside the bush.
But this was not to be when the suspect identified as Chiedu Okorie left his unsuspecting colleague, a 48- year-old Mathias Okefa into other areas in search for animals.
Unfortunately for him, his efforts proved abortive, and on his way to the makeshift, he sighted what looks like an Antelope, a situation he allegedly shot at it only to discover it was his colleague.
DSP Aniamaka Andrew, police spokesman in the state who confirmed the incident to Daily Post in Asaba said the suspect has been arrested and claimed it was a mistake, adding that investigation is ongoing.
He said, “The suspect is in the police custody for now, while investigation is ongoing, and the corpse of the victim has been deposited at the FMC mortuary,” he said.
Sources said the bullets hit the victim straight in the chest where he was lying down at about 3.30am in the makeshift.