Herder Kills Employer, Buries Corpse In Shallow Grave In Oyo

Herder Kills Employer, Buries Corpse In Shallow Grave In Oyo
  • PublishedSeptember 25, 2023

Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old cattle rustler, Muhammadu Bello, for allegedly killing his employer, Yay Mohammed, who was a cattle dealer at Soku Village, near Iseyin Town.

Bello was paraded at the state Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Friday, September 22, 2023, along 32 other suspects arrested for alleged involvement in various crimes ranging from cultism, to armed robbery, impersonating among others.

FILE PHOTO: An herdsman

The according to the police suspect hacked his employer to death with a club inside Soku forest in Iseyin Local Government Area of the state and made away with the deceased’s 20 cows and 14 sheep.

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Briefing journalists, spokesperson of the command, SP. Adewale Osifeso confirmed that on 17th September, 2023 at about 0630hrs, actionable information was received at the Command Monitoring Unit from a credible source from Iseyin town that a nomadic cattle herder was sighted at Kara Market, Iseyin looking for a cattle dealer who would buy a large herd of cattle.

“Sequel to this credible information, a team of operatives attached to the unit to Iseyin town were deployed for swift intervention and in the process, the suspect who later identified himself as Mohammed Bello, was arrested and upon interrogation, he confessed that he is a cattle rustler and subsequently led the operatives to a thick forest where he concealed twenty (20) live cows and fourteen sheep that he rustled from his employer,” the PPRO stated.

“However, upon further investigation to SOKU Forest where he claimed to have carried out the dastardly activity, it was discovered that the suspect had killed the owner of the cows and sheep who was identified by him as YAU MOHAMMED (his employer) and buried him in a shallow grave. The Club which he confessed to have used to attack and killed his employer was equally recovered from the scene of crime

“Investigation is in progress with assurances of communicating further developments.” Osifeso added.

Some of the exhibits recovered from the suspect include 20 live cows, 14 live sheep, and a club.

  • Yusuf Oketola

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