Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State police command has arrested three herdsmen, Muhammed Adamu, Saliu Ismail and Saliu Adamu over the murder of 40 years old farmer, Rafiu Sowemimo on Sunday at Adao village, Alabata in Odeda local government.
The arrest of the suspects according to statement issued by spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi followed a distress call by people of Adao village that some herdsmen while grazing their cattle entered the farm of the murdered farmer and destroyed some of his crops.
The victim thereafter accosted the herders and challenged them to know the reason behind their destructive action. This led to altercation between him and the herders, consequent upon which the herdsmen stabbed him to death.
On receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police Cp Bashir Makama directed the Deputy Commissioner of police in-charge of operations and that of State criminal investigation and intelligence Department to move into the scene and ensure that the culprits were brought to book.
The police later stormed the scene of the crime and with information from the natives were able to arrest the three herders who perpetrated the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police who had been to the village to condole the family of the victim has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution