BLACK WEEKEND IN KWARA: 25-yr-old man kills brother for ritual in Kwara principal suspect, herbalist one other arrested ...another 20yr-old man kills one in Ilorin

By Ahmed Ajikobi

A 25-yr-old suspect, Ismail Saliu has been arrested for allegedly killing of his brother, Azeez Saliu for money ritual in Kwara State.

Saliu was nabbed by Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps last Monday in kosubosu, Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, alongside a herbalist Ahmed Nkwe and Saliu Ahmed.

This was disclosed on Saturday by command spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, in a press statement saying they had arrested a 25-yr-old man, lsmail Saliu for allegedly conniving with a herbalist  and  one other person to  slaughter a 14-year-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 a herbalist, Ahmed Nkwe 44, lsmaila Saliu 25 and Saliu  Ahmed 30”.

Afolabi further disclosed 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 a 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 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 prosecution.

In another development, a 20-yr-old suspect, Azeez Akinloye, is currently cooling his feet at the Kwara State Police net for killing one Akeem a.k.a Lekan with a cutlass in Ilorin.

The incident occured at Gaa Shagari Area along Egbejila Area in Ilorin where the duo were fighting with cutlass which claimed the life of Akeem.

The suspect and the victim are of the same Odore Area.

The suspect, was arrested by the police after a tip-off.

The Kwara State Police Command, image maker, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.

Okasanmi further said that, the policemen swung into action following the tip-off, which led to the arrest of Akinloye who was said to have killed Akeem with cutlass.

“A team of policemen from Budo Nuhu Police Station proceeded to the scene where the said Akeem was met lying in the pool of his blood. The said Azeez Akinloye, 20 years, was arrested while the lifeless body of the victim was taken to Surulere General Hospital, Ilorin where he was confirmed dead. His corpse was deposited at the same hospital for autopsy,” Ajayi stated.

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