A middle-aged man in Ondo is reported to have killed a 75-year-old man, Olusegun Oyadele, and a police officer who tried to arrest him on his farm.
Sources said the man, simply named as “At all at all” and working at a farm settlement known as Onipetesi camp, hacked the 75-year-old with a machete as he dried his cocoa seeds around 6.30 in the morning.
The source said, “The suspect caught the old man unaware and matchetted him severally before the old man gave up. The suspect threatened to kill other people on the farm before he ran away into the bush.”
Speaking on the development, the State Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident said men of the state police from Enu owa police station mobilised themselves after the case was reported at the station by one Veronica Olawale.
The PPRO said four officers visited the scene of the incident but in an attempt to arrest the suspect, he machetted and killed one of the police officers who came for his arrest, while four other people from the community were also attacked and matchetted.
Joseph however said that the command led by the state Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju, visited the camp to fish out the suspect who had been taken refuge in the forest after the incident.
He said it took the search party over 18 hours to arrest the suspect who was moving from one place to another.
According to Joseph, the suspect was arrested by the police with the assistance of the vigilante group in the area around 3am on Sunday after searching for him for about 13 hours.