Septuagenarian allegedly machetes his 94-year-old Brother to Death


A 78-year-old man identifed as Moshood Habibu, was arrrested on November 24 by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly matcheting his 94 years old brother to death over land issue.

The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by a man, who gave his name as Aminu Tajudeen, reported that the deceased, Salisu Surakatu, was his biological father.

He further disclosed that the suspect came to the deceased house at Kara Ewumi village Mowe, where he macheted him to death over a disagreement on land matter.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said during 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 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 matcheted him to death.” Abimbola explained.

According to spokesperson, the state commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.