One Dead As Herdsmen, Farmers Clash In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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One Dead As Herdsmen, Farmers Clash In Ogun

The killer herdsman 
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - A cattle rearer, Muhammad Garba has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command over the death of a 35years old farmer, Segun Akinlade.

The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Imala division that fight broke out between herdsmen and farmers in Imala as a result of which the DPO Imala division, CSP Mobolaji Jimoh quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene.

According to a release by the Police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, when Police got to the incident scene, the corpse of the deceased was lying on the ground, while the suspect who also sustained machete cut injuries was identified and promptly arrested.

Oyeyemi said preliminary investigation revealed that trouble started when the deceased got to his newly cleared farm land and met the suspect grazing his cattle there, in order to chase him away, he used catapult to frighten him but the catapult stone hit the herdsman on the forehead. 

He said, the action infuriated the suspect who brought out cutlass to fight the deceased who was also with a cutlass.

The two of them used cutlass on each other resulting to the death of the deceased. 

The corpse of deceased has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution. 

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