Police in Ogun State have arrested a 78-year-old man, Moshood Habibu, for allegedly hacking his 94 year-old-brother to death over land matter.
Habibu was arrested by men of Ogun state police command on November 24,
following a report lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by one Aminu Tajudeen, who reported that the deceased, Salisu Surakatu, was his biological father, and that the suspect came to the deceased house at Kara Ewumi village Mowe, where he macheted him to death over a disagreement on land matter.
Upon the report, the DPO Mowe division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased sold a plot from their family land and didn’t give him his own share of the proceeds and that he went there that morning to demand for his own share which led to hot argument between them.
”Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect went to the deceased house armed with cutlass, and when he got there, the deceased who was visually impaired didn’t know he came with cutlass. While the deceased was asking him to leave his house, he descended heavily on him and matcheted him to death.” Abimbola said
The spokesperson said the state commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.