Sept 7, 2015 – Mystery As Girl 12 Dies Of Gunshot Wounds Inside Ogun Shrine In Ilorin Kwara
Kwara State Police Command Operatives are working on various theories to unravel the mystery surrounding the accidental gunshot that killed 12-years old Ganiyat at the Alangua area of Tanke, Ilorin.
The unfortunate incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, when a dane gun said to belong to one Baba Ria, who died about seven years ago, went off and killed Ganiyat.
Witness who lives in the neighbourhood told Crime Watch Today that the deceased was playing with her peers and younger ones shortly after their mother who came to visit them left.
“ Ganiyat’s mother came to pay a visit and the incident happened shortly after her departure.
“The kids live here with their grandmother but early this morning, Ganiyat who was playing with her peers suddenly told others to go away after she ran into the abandoned Ogun shrine in a room belonging to Baba Ria. Baba was a hunter and Ogun worshiper and the gun had been in the shrine ever since the man died seven years ago. No one knew what was happening, until a deafening nioise from a gun alerted every one around 11.35am.
We ran out only to see Ganiyat with an eye bulging out in the pool of her own blood. Our neighbours rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
Another witness added that Ganiyat was kidnapped sometimes ago but was released by the men of the underworld after frantic effort by the family. The girl has been behaving strangely untill the incident happened.
A Police source told Crime Watch Today that the police were working on many theories to unravel the mystery behind the death.
[Reported By Layi Olanrewaju,Ilorin, Daily Sun]