78 yr old man hacks 94 Yr old brother to death over land in Ogun

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Human Tragedy of abominable  dimension has occurred  with  a 78- years- old -man, Moshood Habibu, who has been arrested by the Police for allegedly hacking his elder brother,94, to death over land matter at Mowe area of Ogun State.

The alleged killer was arrested following a report instituted at Mowe Divisional Headquarters by Aminu Tajudeen, who reported that the deceased, Salisu Surakatu, was his biological father and that the suspect came to the deceased house at Kara Ewumi village, Mowe, where he matched him to death over a disagreement on the land matter.

Moshood Habibu

Ogun State’s Police  Command (PPRO) Police Public Relations Officer,  DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that on receiving the report, DPO Mowe division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilized detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased sold a plot from their family land and didn’t give him his own share of the proceeds and that he went there that fateful morning to demand his own share which led to a hot argument between them.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect went to the deceased house armed with a cutlass, and when he got there, the deceased, who was visually impaired didn’t know he came with a cutlass. While the deceased was asking him to leave his house, he descended heavily on him and macheted him to death”.

“Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), for further investigation and diligent prosecution”.

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