A 45-year-old man, Kolese Womiloju and his 25-year-old son, Taiwo Womiloju have been arrested by the Ogun state police command for reportedly killing a herdsman, Abubakar Sidi Usman at Gbagba Elewure village in Odeda Local Government Area of the state on April 22.
The father and son were arrested following a missing person complaint filed by the elder brother of the deceased Usman Bello, at the Odeda Divisional Headquarters.
Usman’s corpse was discovered in an abandoned well in a nearby bush where he was thrown into after a search party was conducted. Deep matchet cuts were found on the body of the deceased by detectives who were led to the scene of the incident by DPO of Odeda division, CSP Ajayi Williams.
An investigation into the case led to the arrest of Kolese and Taiwo who confessed to killing the deceased because they saw him grazing his cows around their farm. They revealed that they began beating the herdsman with a charmed ring which got him unconscious after he refused taking his cattle away from their farm. They also macheted him to death before dragging the corpse to an abandoned well.
Ogun State Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement;
“Having confirmed that the deceased was murdered in cold blood, the DPO and his men commenced an intelligence-based investigation into the case which led to the arrest of a father and his son who also live in the same village with the victim in Ogun.
“On interrogation, they both confessed to the killing of the deceased because they saw him grazing his cows around their farm. They stated further that the deceased was warned to take his cattle away from the area and when he refused, he was beaten with a charming ring which made him be unconscious after which he was macheted to death. He was then dragged to an abandoned well about one kilometre to the place and dumped there.”
Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.