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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

HUNTER MISTAKENLY SHOOTS MAN DEAD

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By Maimuna Sey-Jawo A hunter has mistakenly shot a man in Busura Village, and handed himself over to the police last Wednesday, The Standard learnt yesterday. The hunter, according to our source, by the name Samsiding Jatta, had gone on hunting in the early hours of Wednesday Feb 29 when he encountered a man he mistook for a prey and shot him. The dead man has been identified as one Mamudou Sey, a 37-year- old baker. According our source, the hunter, Samsiding Jatta, 70, has been hunting for much of his life. Cherno Bah, the landlord of the dead man said the late baker was brewing Attaya at late night while burning charcoal but hunter mistook him to be a wild animal and shot him. Cherno added that when the hunter later realized that it was indeed a human being, he gathered all his materials and went straight to police and handed himself over. He was taken into custody after police confirmed his tragic story and took the dead man to the mortuary in Banjul. Speaking to The Standard, the Police Public Relations Officer, Foday Conta, said the hunter’s bullets all went into Mamudu’s chest. He said they are however waiting for the medical report before he is charged. “I will advise people to be careful the way they hunt. When you go to the bush, before you shoot at anything, confirm it first because if you don’t do that, at some point, you might shoot at people in the bush. This is not the first time it happens. It once happened in Foni too; so let people be very wary when they go to the bush for hunting,” PRO Conta advised.]]>

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