Land sale: police arrest man for hacking visually impaired 94-year-old brother to death


Men from the Ogun State Police Command arrested a 78-year-old man, Moshood Habibu, for hacking his 94-year-old brother, Salisu Surakatu, to death for not sharing the proceeds with him. sale of family land.

State police public relations officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed in a statement on Saturday.

Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday after the victim’s son, Aminu Tajudeen, reported the incident to Mowe’s divisional headquarters.

PPRO said Tajudeen told police the suspect went to the victim’s home in Kara Ewumi village in Mowe, where he had machete her to death due to a disagreement over a land issue. .

Oyeyemi said Divisional Police Officer Mowe CSP Saminu Akintunde quickly mobilized detectives to the scene where the suspect was quickly arrested.

He said the suspect claimed the victim sold a piece of the family’s land and did not give him his share of the money, noting that he went there that morning to demand his own share , which led to a heated argument between them.

Oyeyemi said: “The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect went to the deceased’s home armed with a cutlass, and when he got there the deceased who was visually impaired did not know he had come with it. a cutlass. As the deceased asked him to leave his house, he fell heavily on him and killed him with a machete.

Oyeyemi said state police commissioner Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicides section of the National Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Abeokuta for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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