A cattle rearer Muhammad Garba has been arrested by men of ogun state police command over the death of a farmer segun Akinlade m’ 35yrs on the 1st of December 2019.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Imala division that fight has 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.
On getting to the scene, the corpse of the deceased was met on the ground while the suspect who also sustained machete cut injuries was identified and promptly arrested.
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 catalpult to frighten him but the catapult stone hit the herdsman on the forehead.
This 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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