Police in Aba, Abia State have commenced investigations into the killing of a housemaid by a six-year-old boy. According to reports, the six-year-old boy mistakenly killed the maid with his father’s gun, which he thought was a toy gun. 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.
"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," a source said.
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.