OGUN STATE: Father and Son in Police Net for Killing a Herdsman

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old man, Kolese Womiloju and his son, 25-year-old Taiwo Womiloju, for allegedly killing a Herdman, Abubakar Sidi Usman, at Gbagba Elewure village in Odeda Local Government Area of the state.

The murder came to light and the suspects were nabbed after Usman Bello, the brother of the deceased reported at the Odeda Divisional Headquarters, that his brother was missing.

The Police, led by the DPO of the division, CSP Ajayi Williams led his men to the scene of the incident in Ogun, where they found the body of the victim inside an abandoned well in the bush.

In a statement issued by the office of the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the two men confessed to the crime of hitting the victim with a charming ring and subsequently macheted him to death, because of his refusal to heed to the warning that he should not graze his cattle around their farmland.

The statement reads partly, “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 a father and his son who also live in the same village with the victim in Ogun.

“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 charming ring which made him be unconscious after which he was macheted to death. He was then dragged to an abandoned well about one kilometre to the place and dumped there.”

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