A hunter in Amukpe, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, has shot dead his brother-in-law, named Pius, for insulting him during an argument.
The wife was said to have left her matrimonial home to her mother’s place during the argument.
While the wife, whose name could not also be ascertained at the time of filing this report, was still at her mother’s home, the husband reportedly visited his mother-in-law’s place and demanded that his wife should return home with him.
In the ensuing argument, the wife’s young brother objected to the demand.
According to an eyewitness, “the man felt enraged because his wife’s younger brother insulted him over the quarrel with his wife. The man, being a hunter, returned the following morning with a gun and shot Pius in the left eye. Pius died on the spot.
“The suspect also attempted shooting the wife and her mum, but there were no more cartridges in the gun.”
As a result of the incident, youths in the area mobilised and burnt down two bungalows belonging to the suspect and his brother.
Confirming the incident, thestate Police Commissioner, Adeyinka Adeleke, “we’re aware of the case. We haven’t been able to arrest the suspect, but we have launched a manhunt for him. He’s on the run. We are investigating the incident. It’s when the prime suspect is arrested that we can get the details of what made him kill his wife’s brother,” he said.