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78-year Old Machetes 94-years Old Brother To Death Over Land Dispute


By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Men of the Ogun State Police Command, has arrested a 78 years old man, Moshood Habibu for hacking his 94 years old brother to death over a land dispute.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relation Officer, Ogun State Police Command, made this known in a press statement.

He said, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe Divisional Headquarters by one Aminu Tajudeen, who reported that the deceased, Salisu Surakatu, was his biological father, and that the suspect came to the deceased house at Kara Ewumi village Mowe, where he macheted him to death over a disagreement on land dispute.

Upon the report, the DPO Mowe Division, Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased sold a  plot from their family land and didn’t give him his own share of the proceeds, and that he went there that morning to demand for his own share which led to hot argument between them.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect went to the deceased house armed with cutlass, and when he got there, the deceased who was visually impaired didn’t know he came with cutlass.

While the deceased was asking him to leave his house, he descended heavily on him and macheted him to death.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), for further investigation and diligent prosecution.


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