By Odunayo Oluwabukola, Ibadan
Suspected cattle rustler, one Mr Muhammadu Bello, aged 25 has been arrested for masterminding an attack that led to the unfortunate death of his employer Yay Mohammed who was a cattle dealer at Soku Village near Iseyin Town, Oyo state.
The suspected murderer was paraded on Friday at the Oyo state Police Command Headquarters Eleyele, Ibadan, the Capital city of Oyo State along 32 other suspects that were paraded for their alleged involvement in various crimes ranging from cultism, to armed robbery, impersonating among others.
While briefing journalists over the development, the state police public relations officer, SP. Adewale Osifeso confirmed that the on 17th September, 2023 at about 0630hrs, actionable information was received at the Command Monitoring Unit from a credible source from Iseyin town that a nomadic cattle herder was sighted at KARA Market, ISEYIN looking for a cattle dealer who will buy a large herd of cattle.
Osifeso in his address said, “Sequel to this credible information, a team of operatives attached to the unit to ISEYIN town were deployed for swift intervention and in the process, the suspect who later identified himself as MOHAMMADU BELLO was arrested and upon interrogation, he confessed that he is a cattle rustler and subsequently led the operatives to a thick forest where he concealed twenty (20) live cows and fourteen sheep that he rustled from his employer.”
“However, upon further investigation to SOKU Forest where he claimed to have carried out the dastardly activity, it was discovered that the suspect had killed the owner of the cows and sheep who was identified by him as YAU MOHAMMED (his employer) and buried him in a shallow grave. The Club which he confessed to have used to attack and killed his employer was equally recovered from the scene of crime.”
“Investigation is in progress with assurances of communicating further developments.” Osifeso said.
Some of the exhibits recovered from the suspected murderer are twenty live cows, fourteen live cattle, and a club.