Farmer arrested for allegedly killing herdsman whose cow grazed on his farm in Oyo (photo)
A 27-year-old farmer in Ogbomoso, Abraham Alamu, has been arrested for allegedly killing a herdsman called Shuaib Adamu.
According to reports, Alamu launched a brutal attack on Adamu of Elega village in Oriire local government area of the state, on August 21, after he caught his cattle grazing on his farmland.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the Public Relations Officer, Oyo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Oluwole Olusegun, said Alamu had been handed over to the Oyo state police command for investigations into the suspected murder.
Items recovered from the suspect include carpenter working tools: scissors, hammer, saw, nail remover, mosquito net, three ATM cards, two apprentice identification cards, cloth, bible, toothbrush, and purse.
Alamu was said to have evaded arrest on August 21 and escaped to an unknown destination before Agro Rangers squad of the NSCDC stationed at Ogbomoso tracked him down on Friday, August 28, and apprehended him.