Ogun: Father, Son Confess To Killing Of Herdsman With Charm - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Ogun: Father, Son Confess To Killing Of Herdsman With Charm

The accused father and son
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - A 45 years old man, Kolese Womiloju and his 25 years old son, Taiwo Womiloju of Gbagba Elewure village in Odeda local government area of Ogun state have confessed to the killing of one Abubakar Sidi Usman a 32years old herdsman.

 The two suspects were arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for conspiracy and murder of the herdsman one Abubakar Sidi Usman a 32yr old herdsman on Tuesday.

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. 

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, a search party was organised for the deceased upon the report.

Oyeyemi said, the deceased corpse was found in an abandoned well in the nearby bush where he was thrown into after killing him.

The PPRO further explained that, 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. 

The accused 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.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered that the suspects be transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution. 

The CP also warned that those who are in the habit of taking laws into their own hands will not find it easy with the command because jungle justice has no place in our laws.

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