By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The Ogun police command said it had arrested a 45-year-old man, Kolese Womiloju and his 25-year-old,Taiwo Womiloju of Gbagba Elewure village in Odeda local government area of the state for conspiracy and murder of a 32-year-old herdsman, Abubakar Usman.
This was contained in a statement issued and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital on Sunday by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were arrested following a report by one Usman Bello, who reported at Odeda divisional headquarters that the deceased who was his younger brother and had a cattle settlement at Gbagba Elewure village, had gone missing.
“Upon his report, search party was organised for him. Later in the evening, the deceased corpse was found in an abandoned well in the nearby bush where he was thrown into after killing him.
“The DPO Odeda division, Ajayi Williams, led his detectives to the scene where the victim was seen with a deep machete cut all over his body.
“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 the father and his son who also live in the same village with the victim.
“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 charmed ring which made him to be unconscious after which he was macheted to death.
“He was then dragged to an abandoned well about one kilometer to the place and dumped there,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, ordered that the suspects be transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
The CP also warned that those who were in the habit of taking laws into their own hands would not find it easy with the command , saying that jungle justice had no place ” in our laws”.