The Kwara state police command on Wednesday, August 24, apprehended and paraded a 25-year-old, Abdullahi Adamu and two others, all Fulani men, on charges of murder.
Report from the police said, Adamu in a fit of anger, killed his 65-year-old mother, Khadijat Usman and his elder brother’s wife Ramatu Shagari (35-years old) in Patigi, Patigi local government area of the state. The murder was committed precisely on 13th August, 2016.
Other suspects paraded by the state police are Yahaya Umar and Abubakar Saletu, also Fulani men, whowere caught in possession of a human head.
Briefing newsmen in Ilorin, the state commissioner of Police, Mr. Olusola Amore disclosed that Adamu also matcheted a cow in the Mamba Fulani camp for no reason.
According to Mr. Amore, the other duo suspect (Umar and Saletu) who are reportedly from Wobe Fulani camp in Okuta, Baruten local government area, conspired and lured the deceased (their friend) into the bus, killed him and severed his head.
The Commissioner said:
“Kosubosu police division in the local government received information that the suspects were found in possession of a bag containing human head among other things.
“The suspects took the head to one Alhaji Kuranga of Muhat company to buy, but the said Alhaji refused and raised alarm.
“A search in the bush led to the recovery of a headless body of a man that had earlier been declared missing, who the suspects confessed to have killed. The cutlass used in the killing and the human head were recovered.”
Addressing the public as he inaugurated eminent persons forum to fight crime in Kwara state, Amore said security is not the business of the police but that of all stakeholders.
He added that members of the community would work together with security agents to maintain peace and lives of people in the state and therefore people should have access to police mobile numbers