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Police arrest 2 Fulani herdsmen for murder

Two Fulani herdsmen have been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command over alleged killing of another Fulani herdsman in an attempt to steal his cows.

The incident, according to a statement by the command’s image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, happened at Itadodo area of  Ofada in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects were Abdulahi and Mohammed (surnames withheld).

They were said to have lured the deceased, identified as Garuba (surname withheld) while grazing with his cattle with two of his kinsmen into a nearby bush and macheted him to death on October 28.

They were arrested following a tip-off by a motorcycle rider who saw them while carrying out the dastardly act.

The  Divisional police Officer (DPO) of Owode Egba, CSP Sheu Alao, was said to have led his men to the scene and the two suspects were  arrested.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

Iliyasu reiterated that crime and criminality would no longer have a place in Ogun State.