Police in Abia State are currently investigating the death of a female househelp allegedly killed by a toddler with his lawyer-father’s gun in Aba. Though information about the death of the househelp is still sketchy, it was gathered that the lawyer’s child, said to be about seven years old, jokingly shot dead their house help with his father’s gun. The child was said to have picked the father’s gun from his bedroom, thinking it was a toy gun.
A friend of the lawyer, who pleaded anonymity, said: “The child pointed the gun at the househelp and jokingly said ‘I will kill you’, and pulled the trigger. The gun went off and hit the househelp. She died before she could receive medical attention. When contacted, spokesman of the Abia State Police Command, ASP Ogbonnaya Nta, confirmed the death of the househelp.