12-year-old kid kills friend who refused to share N100 bread with him. [@trends_ng]

A teenager has been arrested in Ada, a village
near Oyo town, Nigeria for allegedly shooting to
death his friend over N100 (less than $1) loaf of
bread. The alleged killer kid, Issah, 12 years old
was said to have shot dead Victor Akinlabi for
refusing to give him part of the N100 bread he and
his brother were eating.

According to investigation, tragedy struck on March
4, 2013 when the deceased elder brother, Maliki
Nurudeen went to collect an alleged N100 debt
from Issah’s father Ismaila Hassan in respect of a
service rendered. However, Hassan was said to
have refused to pay the N100 debt and left them to

So Victor and Maliki, decided to sit in front of
Hassan’s house and were eating a loaf of bread
while waiting for their debt to be paid. Issah was
alleged to have approached them for a slice, but
was refused. Angered and frustrated by the refusal
to give him part of the N100 loaf of bread, Issah
allegedly went inside his father’s room, took a
loaded dane-gun and shot Victor at very close

By the time the smoke cleared from the nozzle of
the gun, Victor was down in a pool of his blood.
The villagers rushed him to the hospital, but he was
pronounced dead.
The villagers immediately reported the matter at
Jobele Police Station. The police arrested both
Issah and his father Hassan, the suspected owner
of the gun.

The suspects were immediately moved to the Oyo
State Police Command, Criminal Investigation
Department (CID), Iyaganku, Ibadan for further
investigation. The Assistant Commissioner of
Police in charge of State CID, Mr. Galadanchi
Dasuki told CrimeWatch that the two suspects and
the recovered dane-gun from them were in police

The principal suspect, Issah explained his role in
the alleged crime to CrimeWatch:
“Maliki and his deceased brother came to our
house to collect N100 from my father who owed
them. When they came to our house they came
with N100 bread and I told them to give me part of
the bread but they refused to give me.

They used our plate to eat their bread and the
deceased Victor dropped the plate. Later, Maliki
started to smoke in our house and I told him not
to smoke cigarette in our house and later I saw
where my father kept his dane-gun, which had
been loaded. It was when we were struggling with it
that suddenly the bullet triggered and hit Victor.”
His father, Ismaila on his part said:

“I came from the farm and I was sleeping deeply
and it was when I was sleeping that I heard the
voice of the villagers and that woke me up and they
carried the deceased to the hospital and
the doctor was giving him treatment before he later
died. “It is true that I owed Maliki a debt of N100. I
didn’t know what transpired between them and my

The only mistake I made was that I loaded my gun
and kept it in one corner of the house.”
Maliki Nurudeen said:
“I came with my younger brother, Victor to collect
N100 that was being owed me by Ismaila Hassan
but he refused to give me and when we were
eating our bread, his son Issah, came and started
begging us to give him part of the bread but we
refused. Suddenly his son, Issah went into the
house and brought out a dane gun and shot my
brother at the back and my brother Victor was
struggling before the villagers came to rescue and
rushed him to the hospital and he gave up; the
ghost later.”

The commissioner of Police Oyo State
Police command, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa said
that the incident was quite unfortunate. “It is bad
that a life was lost on N100 bread which they
refused to give the suspect’s son. CP Indabawa
said the two suspects; son and father will soon be
charged to court after the conclusion of

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