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1/20/2018

HERDSMEN KILL FARMER - POLICEMEN DEPLOYED IN OGUN COMMUNITY

HERDSMEN KILL FARMER - POLICEMEN DEPLOYED IN OGUN COMMUNITY
Armed policemen yesterday took over Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, following the alleged killing
of a farmer by suspected herdsmen on Thursday.
Few hours after the Ogun State Government took proactive measures to prevent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state, people suspected to be herdsmen have hacked a man to death on his farm.
The farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi was allegedly killed on his farm at Afon, a community in the council area.

The incident happened a few hours after the state government took proactive measures to prevent clashes between farmers and herders in the state.
Adetona  was working on his farm situated a few  meters away from the  Afon bridge along Owode/Abeokuta road when he observed that herds of cattle were  grazing on the farm ravaged his  cassava, yam and vegetables.

It was learnt further that herdsmen attacked him with machetes for daring to challenge them for leading their cattle to his farm to eat up his crops.
The victim, who was in his mid-60s, it was learnt, suffered machete cuts on his body leading to his death before he could get help while the perpetrators escaped.
The spokesman of Ogun State Police Command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), told The Nation that two persons have been arrested in connection with the killing.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, had instructed the suspects be moved to the Homicide Section of Ogun State Police Command, Eleweran, for discrete investigation.



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