Amotekun nabs 2 for killing, dismembering herdsman in Ogun

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The Amotekun Corps in Ogun State have arrested two men, Akinyele Adebayo and Idosu Gbalo, over the alleged murder of a herdsman, one Umaru Aliu, alias “Lagi”.

Aliu was said to be a herder at Ijagure village along Sagada in Imeko-Afon Local Government of the State.

The Commander of Amotekun in Ogun State, CP David Akinremi (rtd) said in a Wednesday statement that the suspects committed the crime on Sunday 30th April, 2023 at about 1800 hours, while the deceased, Umaru Aliu and Umaru Takake were grazing their cattle in the bush near Ijagure village.

“information has it that one Fagbemi Kareem, now at large armed with a locally made single barrel gun and accompanied by four other persons, namely: Olorunto Segun, Baba Shele; Lana Ojugbele and Ashipa, trailed the herders caught up with Umaru Aliu and allegedly shot him on a farmland belonging to one Chief Ogunlana Fagbemi, alias “Osewuya” at Ijagure village, while Umaru Takake narrowly escaped unhurt.

“On the same day at about 2000 hours, the duo of Olorunto Segun and Baba Shele allegedly contacted one Akinyele Adebayo to assist in dismembering the corpse at the scene of crime and he obliged in the presence of other cohorts,” the statement read in part.

The Amotekun commander added, “Baba Shele took away the head of the deceased to unknown destination.

“The remaining parts of the dismembered body was packed in a sack and buried in a pit near Oyan River at Oke-Ayo village in Imeko.

“The two arrested suspects on interrogation admitted their various roles in the criminal act and took operatives of the Corps to the scene where the remaining parts of the body were dumped with several parts missing.”

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