In a heartbreaking incident that unfolded at Erinjinyan Community High School in Ekiti West Local Government Area, a Junior Secondary School 2 student met a tragic end while attempting to test a bulletproof charm known as "odeshi." The incident occurred on June 12, 2023, when two friends were engaged in an ill-fated experiment involving a Dane rifle owned by the friend's father, a palace hunter.

The life of the young student was cut short when he was discovered lying in a pool of blood, having been shot by his friend during their endeavor to validate the efficacy of the bulletproof charm. According to eyewitnesses, the two friends had returned from school and one of them produced his father's firearm, intending to conduct the test. Tragically, the charm failed to protect the wearer, resulting in the untimely death of the student.

Upon comprehending the gravity of his actions, the friend responsible for the incident became distressed and attempted to flee the scene, prompting witnesses to alert the authorities. The police from Aramoko Divisional Police Headquarters swiftly responded to the distress call and apprehended both the suspect and his father. They have been taken into custody as part of the murder investigation. Meanwhile, the victim's body has been transferred to an undisclosed mortuary.

The Ekiti State Police Command's Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, was unavailable for comment when approached by journalists seeking more information on the case. The incident has left the local community in shock and mourning, as the loss of a young life highlights the dangers of engaging in reckless behavior and the devastating consequences that can follow.

The tragic occurrence serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible gun ownership and the need for parental supervision to prevent such incidents. It also underscores the potential dangers associated with the belief in supernatural protection. The allure of bulletproof charms and other mystical practices should be approached with caution, as their effectiveness remains unverified and relying on them can lead to disastrous outcomes.

As the investigation into this heartrending event continues, the community mourns the loss of a promising young student, whose life was abruptly ended in the pursuit of misguided experimentation. The incident serves as a somber reminder of the fragility of life and the necessity to prioritize safety and responsible decision-making.


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