Ogun: Police arrest Fulani herdsmen for murder

The suspects
The suspects

Two herdsmen have been arrested by the police in Ogun for allegedly killing and kidnapping another of their kinsman, Taye Amodu. The duo of Hassan Amodu and Abubakar Abdullah kidnapped the late Amodu on October 23, 2017 at Obada Oko area of Abeokuta and also made away with eight cows belonging to the victim.

The state Police Command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said upon receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, directed that those behind the dastardly act be brought to book in the shortest possible time.

The case was taken over by the officer in charge of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and “in compliance with the CP’s directive, the FSARS operatives swung into action and at about 5:30pm of the same day, the hideout of the culprit was located in Imeko area through technical intelligence.

“The hideout is in a thick forest and was stormed by the operatives where the two suspects were arrested. Recovered from them were one pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges and two cutlasses.

“On interrogation, they confessed to have killed the victim because he was struggling with them while they were taking him away and the body has been buried in a shallow grave inside the forest. They equally confessed taking away eight cows of the victim,” he said.

Oyeyemi added that the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded, the statement also said.

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