Two suspected cattle rustlers are now in the custody of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly murder of a herdsman, Taye Amodu in the Yewa axis of the state.
The suspects, Hassan Amodu and Abubakar Abdullahi, believed to be also herdsmen, last Monday, allegedly kidnapped their victim at Obada-Oko area, near Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Spokesman of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects also stole eight cattle belonging to their victim.
The suspects, according to Oyeyemi, allegedly confessed to the killing of their victim in a forest at Imeko-Afon area of the state, because he was struggling with them.
The police image maker listed weapons recovered from the suspects as including one pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges and two cutlasses.
He said, “At about 5.30pm of the same day, their hideout was located in the Imeko area. The hideout, which is in a thick forest, was stormed by FSARS operatives and the two suspects were arrested. Recovered from them were one pump-action gun loaded with four live cartridges and two cutlasses.
“On interrogation, they confessed to have killed the victim because he struggled with them while they were taking him away, adding that the body was buried in a shallow grave inside the forest. They equally confessed to have stolen his eight cows.”
According to Oyeyemi, the police commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the arraignment of the suspects in court, as soon as possible.