Ogun State Police Command Apprehend Four Suspects For Killing Herdsman
The Ogun State Police Command has announced the arrest of four individuals suspected of involvement in the brutal killing and dismemberment of a herder in Ijagunre village, located in the Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state. The local security outfit, Amotekun Corps, had taken two of the suspects into custody and subsequently handed them over to the police last week. Additionally, the Oyo State Police Command arrested two other suspects, who were later transferred to the Ogun State Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.In an official statement released on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the detention of the four suspects: Akinyele Adebayo, Gbalo Idosu, Abiala Segun, and Kareem Lana. These individuals were apprehended in connection with the heinous crime committed against the herder, identified as Umaru Aliyu. According to Oyeyemi, the arrest of the suspects came as a result of a complaint filed by a certain Umaru Jakake. Jakake reported that he and his deceased brother were tending to their cattle in Ijagunre village when they were confronted by a farmer who sternly warned them against grazing near his farmland. Jakake recounted that after complying with the farmer’s warning and moving their livestock, the farmer later enlisted the help of two other individuals who pursued them into the bush. The investigation into the incident was conducted by the command’s Homicide Section, led by SP Kehinde Beyioku, who ensured a thorough probe that ultimately led to the arrest of the four suspects. However, the farmer himself remains at large.”The deceased’s head and other body parts have been recovered by the policemen,” stated Oyeyemi, indicating significant progress in the case.Commending the homicide team for their diligent investigation, the state Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered a manhunt for the fugitive member of the gang. Furthermore, the CP has directed that the arrested suspects be promptly charged in court upon the conclusion of the investigation, underscoring the importance of swift and comprehensive legal proceedings.