25-yrs-old man kills 14-yrs- old brother for ritual in Kwara

*as principal suspect, herbalist one other arrested

By Ahmed Ajikobi

A 25 year-old suspect, Ismail Saliu  has been arrested for alleged killing of his brother Azeez Saliu for money ritual in Kwara state.

The principal suspect was nabbed by Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on last Monday  in kosubosu,Baruteen local government, alongside the herbalist Ahmed Nkwe and Saliu Ahmed.

This was disclosed on Saturday by command spokesperson Babawale Afolabi in a press statement that they have arrested a 25 years old man, lsmail Saliu for allegedly conivied with an herbalist  and  one other person to  slaughter his 14 years old brother Azeez Saliu with the intention to use him for money ritual.

According to him,” On Friday 13/09/2021, operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu divisional office got a distressed call from a neighborhood   about suspicious movement of certain individuals in their area. Some officers in the divisional office with operatives of the Anti Vandal patrol team in the area swung into action and subsequently arrested an herbalist Ahmed Nkwe 44, lsmaila Saliu 25 and Saliu Ahmed 30″. Babawale disclosed.

He further that the suspects lured the victim to the farm where he was gruesomely murdered by his own blood brother, lsmail Saliu. Lucky later ran out of the suspects as they were rounded up by the operatives of the NSCDC on their way back  from the farm.

” The prime suspect, who is brother to the deceased has confessed to have personally slaughtered his brother  with the help of the herbalist and one other person” Babawale added.

Afolabi said, the the State Commandant, lskil Ayinla Makinde has been briefed about the incident and has ordered that the suspects be handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecutions.

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