12-year-old fisher shot dead by fishing boat security man PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:56

By DAN TORIBIO

 

A 12-year-old fisherman was shot dead by one of the security escorts of a fishing boat off Labuan at midnight last Monday.

Mujib Usman y Asan sustained a bullet wound in the forehead and died on the spot.

Initial investigation showed that Usman along with Amping Osain Sahibul, 54, and Ben Noni y Hawani, 25, were onboard a pumpboat on a fishing venture in the high seas more or less one and half hour from the shore of Labuan when one of the security escorts of Nancy 5 fishing vessel shot them.

A police report said that the gunman opened fire on them four times and one of the bullets hit the boy in the forehead  causing him to fall into the water.

Sahibul and Noni immediately plucked the body while they were still under fire.

Hurriedly Sahibul and Noni brought the slain boy to the shore of Labuan and reported the incident to the police.

Police were still investigating the case. — Dan Toribio