From ‘Yanju Uwala
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command has arrested one man, named, Ismail Saliu, 25, for allegedly conspiring with a herbalist to kill his brother.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the NSCDC Command Spokesperson in Kwara, Babawale Afolabi, on Saturday, in Ilorin.
According to him, Saliu conspired with two others and killed his 14-year old younger brother, Azeez Saliu, with the plan of using him for money rituals.
The Spokesperson said that the incident happened on Sept. 13, in Kosubosu, Baruten Local Government Area (LGA), of Kwara.
“On Sept. 13, operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu Divisional Office, got a distress call from a neighbourhood about suspicious movement of certain individuals in the area.
“Some officers from 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, lsmail Saliu 25 and Saliu Ahmed 30,” Afolabi said.
The spokesperson said that investigations revealed, that the suspects lured the victim to the farm, where he was gruesomely murdered by his own brother, lsmail Saliu.
He said that the suspect and his accomplices, were later arrested by operatives of the NSCDC on their way back from the farm.
Afolabi said that the prime suspect and brother to the deceased, confessed to have personally slaughtered his brother with the help of the herbalist and one other person.
He said that the State Commandant, Ayinla Makinde, was briefed on the incident, and had ordered that the suspects should be handed over to the police, for further investigations and prosecution.