It seems to be an unbelievable story when a hunter narrated the tragedy that struck him, the incident happened on Thursday in Onikerosine community in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State when a 30-year-old palm wine tapper was shot dead by a hunter.
It was gathered that Sunday Olubusade, the 56-year-old hunter, shot the deceased palm wine tapper while he was having a bath in a river after work in the farm.
The suspect claimed that when he pointed his gun and pulled the trigger, he saw an antelope rather than a person.
“I was hunting and I saw an antelope and shot at it. But later, I saw a man on the floor and I quickly went to the station to report. I don’t know what happened.
Meanwhile, the tragedy has continued to draw reactions in the community. Some family members and friends were spotted sitting in groups discussing the development while others wore mournful expressions.
Following the incident, police officers were sent to the community to increase security in order to prevent any attacks by community members who might have been preparing to avenge the victim’s death.
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