7th July, 2014
Tragedy struck in Benin on Saturday 5 July when a 25-year old man identified as Osamame Isekhuere (alias Black Arrow), was shot dead by his friend while testing the efficacy of charms popularly known as ‘Africa Insurance.’
The shooting caused chaos and riot among youths at the Oba Market where the shooting occurred, forcing many traders to hurriedly lock up their stores.
According to sources, Osamame asked one of his friends to shoot him to test a new charm he had just acquired against bullets.
It was gathered that the late Osamame and his friend decided to test the efficacy of the charm with live bullets after incising it on their body.
The deceased was said to have first shot at his friend but the bullet did not penetrate, but when the friend shot at Osamame on the chest, the charm failed and bullets pierced through his body, resulting to his death.
Following his death, his friends angrily burnt down the rented apartment where the said friend who shot him lives.
When contacted, Edo State Police Command spokesman, DSP Uwoh Noble, said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.