Police in Ogun on Sunday announced the arrest of two herdsmen they said invaded a cassava farm in Ewekoro council area belonging to Amina Okeshola, stole N140,000 from her and gangraped her 16-year-old daughter.
Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu were arrested on Wednesday by policemen at Ewekoro divisional headquarters after a distress call.
The Command Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said police got alert that armed men suspected to be herdsmen have invaded a farm settlement at Afowowa Gbelu village in Ewekoro local government area of the state and were attacking a family living in the farm settlement.
“On the strength of the distress call, policemen from Ewekoro division swiftly moved to the scene, combed the entire area and succeeded in arresting two of the suspects who were hiding in the nearby bush on sighting the policemen, while the third one escaped.
“The two arrested suspects were immediately identified by the victims.”
The PPRO explained that preliminary investigation revealed that the herdsmen had always been passing through the farm settlement with their cattle in day time before they came back to strike on the fateful day.
Oyeyemi, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered a manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang.