A 25-year-old man, identified as lsmaila Saliu, has been arrested by Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Kwara State for allegedly murdered his brother for money ritual.
NEWSNAIJA gathered that Ismaila allegedly planned with an herbalist, identified as Ahmed Nkwe, 44, and one other suspect to slaughter his 14-year-old sibling, Azeez Saliu, on a farm, in Kosubosu, headquarters of Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer, NSCDC, Kwara State Command, identified as Babawale Afolabi, in a statement on Saturday said the incident happened last Monday when Ismaila tricked Azeez to the farm and murdered him.
Afolabi, said, “On Monday September 13, 2021, operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu divisional office got a distress call from a neighbourhood 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.”
“The suspects deceived the victim to the farm where he was heartlessly murdered by his own brother, lsmail Saliu.
However, Luck 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 the brother of the deceased, has confessed to have personally killed his brother with the help of the herbalist and one other person.”
The spokesperson for the state Commandant of the corps, in person of Mr lskil Makinde, had ordered that the suspects be handed over to the police for further investigations.