The Ogun State police command says its men have apprehended three herdsmen over the alleged murder of a 40-year-old farmer at Alabata Area of Odeda Local Government of the state.
Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyetemi said the arrested suspects are Muhammed Adamu, Saliu Ismail, and Saliu Adamu
He added that they were arrested following a distress call by people of Adao village.
“There was complaint that some herdsmen while grazing their cattle entered the farm of one Rafiu Sowemimo and destroyed some of his crops. The victim thereafter accosted the herders and challenged them to know the reason behind their action.
“This led to altercation between him and the herders, consequent upon which the herdsmen stabbed him to death,” Oyetemi said.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Bashir Makama, thereafter directed the Deputy Commissioner of police in-charge of operations and that of State criminal investigation and intelligence Department to move into the scene and ensure that the culprit were brought to book.
The officers led other policemen to the scene and with information from villagers, they were able to arrest the three herders who perpetrated the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police who have been to the village to condole the family of the victim has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution.