The police in Ogun state have arrested a 78-year-old man, Moshood Habibu for allegedly hacking his 94 year-old brother, Salisu Surakatu to death over land dispute.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, November 24 in Mowe area of the state.
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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this to journalists in a statement on Saturday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by the son of the deceased, one Aminu Tajudeen.
Oyeyemi said, the victim’s son told the police that, the suspect came to his father’s house at Kara Ewumi village in Mowe, where he macheted him to death over a disagreement on a land matter.
“Upon the report, the DPO Mowe division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilised his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“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”, the PPRO said.
He added that, preliminary investigation by the police, 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 macheted him to death”, Oyeyemi disclosed.
According to him, the commissioner of police, 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.