A herdsman, Iliasu Abubakar, was on Tuesday, remanded in Oke-Kura
Correctional Centre after confessing to have murdered his brother in
Gwanara, Baruten Local Government area of Kwara State.
The defendant (Abubakar), reportedly carried out the act, claiming the
deceased, Isah Abubakar, was having illicit affair with his wife.
He was dragged before magistrate Jumoke Bamigboye over culpable
homicide contrary to sections 221 of penal code law.
The First Information Report (FIR) revealed that one Abubakar Umaru of
Budo-Aiki, Fulani camp, via Gwanara, reported the matter at the
community police post and the case was transferred to the State
Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin, for
According to the FIR, Umaru went to the camp of his two sons, Isah and
Illiasu Abubakar, but found no one around except for for the cattle.
When he searched the premises of the camp, the FIR revealed that Umaru
found corpse of one of his sons, Isah.
Isah’s neck was reportedly laced with machete laceration while his
brother was no where to be found.
Discreet investigation into the matter however revealed that, Iliasu
killed his brother and fled to Oyo State.
After he was arrested, the defendant confessed to the police to have
macheted his brother on his neck because he was having illicit affair
with his wife.
The police report noted that the deceased had once claimed before the
defendant that he was the father of three years old baby his wife is
The defendant, after confessing to the crime, said he had warned the
deceased severally to desist from the act but failed to listen, and as
such, attacked him, FIR added.
The prosecutor, Inspt Sanni Abdullah, prayed the court to remand the
defendant in prison custody, saying the offences against him is not
He submitted further that the offences cannot be tried at the
magistracy hence the need to remand the Iliasu till the matter is
transferred to the appropriate court for hearing.
The prosecutor added that the defendant may commit similar offence if
admitted to bail, saying he should rather be kept in the correctional
centre pending the determination of the case.
Magistrate Bamigboye, ceded to the prayers of the prosecutor and
ordered the remand of the defendant while the matter was adjourned to
26th November, 2019.