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Kwara Police Command recovers herder’s corpse, arrests one suspect

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Kwara State Police Command has arrested one suspect over the alleged death of a herder, Yau Ibrahim of Elega village via Afon, in Asa Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesman of the Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, in a statement in Ilorin on Monday, said ” on 25/12/2021 at about 2200 hours, one Alhaji Usman Shehu (m) Garkuawan Fulani of Afon, reported at Afon police station that one Yau Ibrahim of Elega village via Afon, went out grazing his cattle in the morning.

” At about 1700 hours, all the cattle returned to their camp without Yau, the herder.

” A search party was organised by his kinsmen to look for him and in the course of the search, his corpse was discovered in the bush with his hands tied to his back, his legs equally tied and also found blindfolded with a clothing material.”

The police spokesman said the lifeless body was recovered by the police and taken to the hospital for autopsy.

A suspect arrested is currently undergoing interrogation as a discrete investigation into the matter has commenced, he added.

Okasanmi said the quick response of the state police command averted what could have resulted in a serious confrontation in the village as the herders suspected that the killer of their brother was among the security men in the farmhouse located in the area.

State Police Commissioner, Amienbo Tuesday Assayomo, advised members of the public to always avoid spreading unverified stories that could lead to a breakdown of law and order in the state.