The Police in Oyo State on Tuesday, paraded a palm wind tapper, Daniel Qudus who almost killed his son while testing a charm for gun.
According to the suspect who was paraded at the Oyo State Police Command, Ibadan, said a charm was made to protect his son from gunshots but the charm failed leading to the 12-year old boy sustaining gunshot wounds.
According to him, “I went to this man that I needed a gun charm.
“He demanded N1,000, but because we are friends, I later gave him N500.
“He gave me the charm and asked me to test it when I got home.
“I then asked my friend, Akinyemi Akinlolu to help me test the charm on my son; I provided a gun, charm, and other logistics; he shot my son and he was almost killed.
”I actually took the steps to protect my son from some suspected Fulani herders who usually terrorise our area because my son comes back home late.
“I wanted to protect him from being killed by the Fulani”.
The man who was said to have produced the charm, Akinyemi, who was also paraded by the Police said he did not produce charms for gunshots but, rather, for his friends business to thrive.
“On 23 of this month (June), I went out with one of my friends and I saw this my brother around 8 am; though he had told me to do charm for him before, he didn’t have money.
“That day, he gave me N500 for the work so that I could use it to buy materials which I did for him.
“The charm was meant for his business to thrive not for gun and I was surprised when he later came to my house with the wounded son telling me that I should help him to remove the bullet from the body of his boy; I ignored him because I am not a doctor,” he said.
Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu said all the suspects would be charged to court.