Suspects (Father & Son)
OGUN - Operatives of the State Police Command have nabbed a 45-year-old man, Kolese Womiloju, and his 25-year-old son, Taiwo Womiloju of Gbagba Elewure village in Odeda local government area of Ogun state for conspiracy and murder of one Abubakar Sidi Usman, a 32-year -old herdsman.
The suspects were said to have struck the herdsman with a charm on April 22 which rendered him unconscious and afterward, his assailants hacked him to death with cutlass and dumped his remains in an abandoned well.
The Daily Crucible learnt that the suspects attacked the herdsman when he refused to take his herds of cattle from their area.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who revealed this on Sunday in a release, said the suspects were arrested by Operatives from Odeda Divisional Police Headquarters.
He stated: "The suspects were arrested following a report by one Usman Bello who reported at Odeda divisional headquarters that the deceased who was his younger brother and has a cattle settlement at Gbagba Elewure village has gone missing. Upon his report, s search party was organised for him.
"Later in the evening, the deceased corpse was found in an abandoned well in the nearby bush where he was thrown into after killing him.
"The DPO Odeda division, CSP Ajayi Williams led his detectives to the scene where the victim was seen with a deep matchet cut all over his body.
"Having confirmed that the deceased was murdered in cold blood, the DPO and his men commenced an intelligence based investigation into the case which led to the arrest of the father and his son who also live in the same village with the victim.
"On interrogation, they both confessed to the killing of the deceased because they saw him grazing his cows around their farm.
"They stated further that the deceased was warned to take his cattle away from the area and when he refused, he was beaten with a charmed ring which made him to be unconscious after which he was matcheted to death.
"He was then dragged to an abandoned well about one kilometer to the place and dumped there."
According to Abimbola, the Police Commissioner, Kenneth Ebrimson, had directed that the suspects be transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
He noted that Ebrimson had warned those in the habit of taking the laws into their hands to know that they would not find it easy with the Xommand since jungle justice had no place in laws. (dailycrucible)