A farmer has been arrested in Ogbomoso, Oyo State for allegedly killing a herdsman after his cows grazed on his farmland.
According to an eyewitness, the 27-year-old suspect identified as Abraham Alamu, launched a brutal attack on the herdsman identified as Adamu of Elega village in Oriire local government area of the state, on August 21, after he caught his cattle grazing on his farmland.
The spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Oyo State Command, Oluwole Olusegun, while confirming the tragic event stated that Alamu had been handed over to the Oyo state police command for investigations into the suspected murder.
Items recovered from the suspect include carpenter working tools: scissors, hammer, saw, nail remover, mosquito net, three ATM cards, two apprentice identification cards, cloth, bible, toothbrush, and purse.
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Alamu was said to have evaded arrest on August 21 and escaped to an unknown destination before Agro Rangers squad of the NSCDC stationed at Ogbomoso tracked him down on Friday, August 28, and apprehended him.