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5 arrested for strangulating widow farmer in Kwara

The Kwara State Police Command, on Monday, said it has arrested five suspects who allegedly strangulated a widow on her farm at Chikanda, in Baruten Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the arrest in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.

Florence Ede, a mother of four, was last Thursday strangulated by unknown persons on her rice farm at the Kwara border town.

The suspects also stole her money and 12 bags of rice she had just harvested.

Okasanmi told NAN that the suspects would be paraded before the media on Thursday.

“Yes we have arrested five of them; their vehicle and the bags of rice have been recovered,” he said.

The police spokesman said that the leader of the group was, however, at large, adding that his father had been arrested to assist the police in tracking him down.