Police in Abia State are currently investigating the death of a househelp who was allegedly killed by a toddler with his father’s gun in Aba.

Though information about the death of the househelp is still sketchy – reports have it that the child’s father is a lawyer.

The unfortunate incident occurred when the child (who is about 7-years-old), jokingly shot the maid dead. The child had picked up his father’s gun from his bedroom, thinking it was a toy gun.

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According to a source: “The child pointed the gun at the househelp and jokingly said ‘I will kill you’, and pulled the trigger. The gun went off and hit the househelp. She died before she could receive medical attention.”