Why I killed my brother over land matters – Suspect

A 78 – year – old man, Moshood Habibu has confessed killing his brother, 94-year-old, Salisu Surakatu whom he allegedly hacked to death over land matter.

He spoke after his arrest by detectives from Mowe Division of the Ogun State Police Command.

The suspect allegedly committed the offence at the deceased house at Kara Ewumi Village, Mowe Area of the state last Wednesday.

This was after a disagreement erupted between him and his nonagenerian brother over land matters.

According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, one Aminu Tajudeen who claimed to be the son of the deceased reported the incident to the police.

“Upon the report, the DPO Mowe Division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, mobilized his 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 morning to demand for his own share which led to hot argument between them.

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

Abimbola, quoted the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, as ordering the transfer of the suspect to the Homicide section of the command’s criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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