The police in Lagos have arrested a 68-year-old man, Anthony Oyeniji, for allegedly shooting his son, Taiwo Oyeniji, 22.
According to the police, Oyeniji used a pump action rifle to shoot his son in the hand at their home in Akowonjo area of the state.
The suspect however said he shot his son because he (son) tried to kill him with a kitchen knife.
Taiwo, whose hand was fractured by the bullet, was rushed to Igando General Hospital for treatment.
A police report made available to PUNCH Metro stated that the incident occurred at the family home located at Oyeniji Street.
The report stated that, “On June 20, 2013, one Taiwo Oyeniji, of 5 Oyeniji Street, Micom Bus Stop, Akowonjo, was reported to have carried a knife and threatened to kill his father, one Anthony Oyeniji, 68-years-old.
“In the attempt, the father carried his pump action gun and shot him in the hand and disarmed him. The father has a fire arm licence but it has expired. Taiwo has been taken to Igando General Hospital where an x-ray confirmed that he sustained fracture on the left hand. The matter is under investigation at Gowon Estate Police Station.”
The police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident.