Police operatives in Ogun State have arrested a 78-year-old man, Moshood Habibu, for allegedly k*lling his elder brother over a land dispute.
The suspect reportedly h*cked his 94-year-old brother, Salisu Surakatu, to d*ath with a cutlass, on Wednesday in Mowe area of the state.
The command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Saturday, said, “The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe Divisional Headquarters by one Aminu Tajudeen, who reported that the deceased, Salisu Surakatu, was his biological father and that the suspect came to the deceased’s house at Kara Ewumi village (in) Mowe, where he mach*ted him to d*ath over a disagreement on land matter.
Upon the report, the DPO Mowe Division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilised 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 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. The deceased who was visually impaired did not know his brother came with a cutlass.
While Surakatu was asking his brother to leave his house, Habibu reportedly descended heavily on him and hacked him to d* ath.”