Abubakar Hamisu, a 40-year-old man was shot dead while he and his friends were testing the effectiveness of a bulletproof charm in Kastina.
According to the police, the incident occurred at the deceased village, old Kwari village in the Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State on March 16, 2019.
Concise News understands that Rabe Salisu who is a friend to the deceased sustained gunshot injuries in the incident.
However, Mani Mohammed who allegedly pulled the gun’s trigger reported himself at the Jibia Police Station on the day that the incident occurred.
The 43-year Mohammed was said to have mistakenly pulled the trigger while attempting to collect the gun from the others, who were testing the efficacy of the bulletproof charm.
The gun reportedly went off, while the pellets hit both the deceased and Salisu.
Hamisu and Salisu were rushed to the General Hospital, Jibia, where the former was certified dead, while the latter was treated and later discharged.
Mohammed was arraigned before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for causing grievous hurt and culpable homicide.
The police said the offences were contrary to sections 246 and 222 (7) of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, told the court that investigation was still in progress on the case.
The presiding senior magistrate, Hajiya Fadila Dikko, adjourned the case to May 7, 2019, for the mention and ruled that Mohammed is remanded in prison custody till then.