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Bricklayer Shot Dead While Testing His Bulletproof Charm

Pandemonium broke out in
the Asipa community as an
apprentice bricklayer,
identified as Rasheed
Sulaiman, was shot dead
while testing the potency of
a bullet-proof charm given
to him by a herbalist.

According to PUNCH Metro
reports, a resident of Asipa, a
community in the Ife North
Local Government Area, said
that Sulaiman, on Saturday
called his cousin, Siji, to follow
him to a secluded place to
test the charm.

It was gathered that Sulaiman
had wore the amulet and
gave a gun to his cousin to
fire at him. The cousin fired
the shot and killed Sulaiman

Residents were unaware of
the mission of duo, but the
sound of a gunshot was said
to have attracted attention of
the people of the area to
where the incident happened.
Siji was said to be found
weeping beside the body of
the deceased.

Siji reportedly explained that
the deceased compelled him
to shoot at him to test the
potency of an amulet.
It was gathered that the
deceased, who was known to
be a tough guy, could be
preparing to use the charm
for the governorship election
in the state.

The incident was said to have
triggered panic among the
elders of the community who
believed that some other
youths might have similar

The Police Public Relations
Officer, PPRO, of Osun state
Police Command, Folasade
Odoro, could not be reached
to react to the incident.

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