by Isi Esene
Ornguga Ademngor, a 30-year-old farmer was on Wednesday arraigned before a Makurdi, Benue State Magistrate’s Court for killing his 10-year-old son.
Godwin Agande, a police officer attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Kwande, informed the State CID of the incident saying the accused shot his son with a single barrel gun killing the young boy instantly.
Ademngor was reported to have applied some native charm on the boy’s leg supposedly to protect him against gun attacks but the charms failed its test. The boy was said to have bled profusely from the leg and died before he could get proper medical attention.
The prosecution police officer, Gabriel Ebonyi said the offense was contrary to Section 222 of the Penal Code of Benue 2004.
According to Ebonyi, the accused confessed to committing the crime and also acknowledged responsibility for the unfortunate incident which prompted further police investigation into the matter.
Chief Magistrate Dan Ogo, who presided over the case, adjourned till September 12 for further mention. The plea of the accused was not taken for want of jurisdiction.
The gods are not to blame.