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Police have arrested a 78 -year- old man, Moshood habibu for alleged murdering of a visually impaired man over failure to share proceeds from family land sale with him.
The suspect hacked the deceased, a 94-year-old man, Salisu Surakatu to death with Cutlass after argument ensued between them over land matter.
The Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Saturday.
Oyeyemi said, the incident occurred at the deceased house at Kara Ewumi village, Mowe, Ogun State.
He explained that the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilised detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
He added that 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 a 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 macheted him to death” Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for further investigation and diligent prosecution, he said.
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