Two brothers, Saidi and Idris Amadu, from Kwara State, have confessed to killing a woman, Rohimat Kehinde, and a girl, Fasilat Azeez, to implicate their eldest brother, Ayodele, over a family inheritance.
The suspects said they were angry at their late father for giving Ayodele 40 cows and gave them 10 cows each as their own inheritance.
Speaking during the week while being paraded by the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Samuel Okaula, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, the suspects stated that they, in company of a fleeing suspect, Quadri Ayodele, killed the victims and pulled their corpses close to the residence of Ayodele to implicate him.
Ayodele — on the discovery of the corpses near his house — was arrested, charged to court and remanded in prison custody.
Okaula said the late woman’s husband, Kehinde Babatunde, of Igba-Iroko/Alapa village in Asa Local Government Area of the state reported that assailants had gruesomely murdered his wife and Azeez as they were hawking drugs and other items around the Gaa-Arasiko area near Alapa.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed that they both conspired to commit the heinous crime in order to implicate their eldest brother, Ayodele Amadu, now in prison, who was alleged to have taken a larger portion of the property left behind by their late father. They also confirmed that their elder brother is innocent of the crime.”
Another suspect, Segun Bamidele, was paraded for beheading a farmer, Mr. Sunday Owolabi of Ile-Oja compound, Omu-Aran in Kwara State.
Okaula said Owolabi was beheaded in his farm at Rore village in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.
Okaula said though three suspects — Musa Aliyu, Kayode Musa and Bamidele — were arrested by police investigators, Bamidele confessed that he killed the victim with a cutlass in the victim’s farm and severed his head which he took to a herbalist for sale.
The CP added that Bamidele took the policemen to a bush where he hid the head, which the police had retrieved.
Bamidele said he acted under the influence of alcohol.
Okaula also said the police arrested Abdullahi Yusuf, Salaudeen Jamiu and Ahmed Garba for allegedly robbing at Unique Hotels of the University of Ilorin Remedial School at Fufu and also some suspected cultists who struck at a college of education in the state recently.
According to him, two locally-made single barrel guns and cartridges were recovered from the alleged robbers. He added that they confessed to the crime.