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28-year-Old Hunter Arrested For Killing Septuagenarian Imam In Osun



Osun state Police Command has arrested a local Hunter for allegedly shooting a septuagenarian Islamic preacher to death.

Suleiman Jimoh (28) allegedly killed the 78-year-old Imam of Alaguntan village, Orile Owu in Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state when he was hunting in the bush.

The suspect who killed Adegun Yusuf, said he shot at an antelope who later turned out to be the deceased.

The suspect, who is also a resident of the same Alaguntan village said this while being paraded alongside other suspected criminals at the Police command in Osogbo, on Tuesday.

Jimoh said he shot at an antelope with his dane gun while hunting in the bush only to find the imam dead on the ground when he moved to the spot to pick the targeted antelope.

Addressing journalists, the Police Public Relations Officer, Osun State command, SP Yemisi Opalola said the suspect was arrested and confessed to the alleged crime.

According to the police spokesperson, “the suspect was arrested and confessed to the alleged crime that he was on hunting expedition when he saw an antelope in the bush which he shot with his dane gun be he was surprised when he went to pick the antelope, he met Baba on the ground.”

She said the suspect will be charged to court after the completion of police investigation.

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