Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Kwara State Police Command wednesday paraded a 25-year-old man of the Mamba Fulani camp in Patigi Local Government Area of the state, Abdullahi Adamu, for allegedly killing his mother, Khadijat Usman, 65, and elder brother’s wife, Ramatu Shagari.
Also paraded for the case of conspiracy and culpable homicide, were two suspects-Yahaya Umar and Abubakar Saletu of Kosubosu-who allegedly lured their friend into the bush and behead him.
This was just as the command said it had arrested a prime suspect who perpetrated the latest killings of five people in Share area of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect was said to have committed the act to avenge the killing of his family and destruction of their houses during the December 2015 communal clash that broke out between Share and Tsaragi communities over age long dispute.
Parading the suspects before journalists in Ilorin, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Olusola Amore, said the command is not in a position to determine the mental state of the Fulani man but stressed that investigation was still ongoing, and that the suspect would be charged to court.
On the case of the two friends who connived to behead their friend, he said the suspects were found with human heads after a buyer which they approached to buy raised the alarm which led to their arrest.
According to him, the police command recently got information from Kosubosu Division that revealed that one Yahaya Umar and Abubakar Saletu both of Wobe Fulani Camp via Okuta were found in possession of a bag, and on interrogation, the bag was found to contain a human head among other items, interrogation further revealed that the suspects took the head to one Alhaji Kuranga of Muhat company to buy, but Kuranga refused and raised the alarm. A search in the bush led to the recovery of the headless body who had been declared missing earlier and which the suspects confessed to have killed.
“The cutlass used in the killing and human head, already recovered. The case is still under investigation,” he said.
The commissioner advised members of the public to always inform their family members about their whereabouts mostly with friends.
Answering question on the prime suspect in the recent killing in Share, Amore said the suspect is neither a farmer nor a Fulani man as earlier speculated but a resident of Share who acted to avenge the killing of his brother and destruction of family compound. The police boss said the weapon used to perpetrate the killing had been recovered and that the suspect has been charged to court.
The police also paraded one suspected kidnapper/armed robber, Issa Babatunde Nurudeen, and one Lekan Bello in an attempt to rob the owner of WALEX Pharmacy.