Ismail Saliu, 25, has been arrested by The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), for allegedly conspiring with a herbalist and one other, to slaughter his brother for money ritual related activities.
The NSCDC Command Spokesman in Kwara, Mr Babawale Afolabi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Ilorin.Afolabi said that Saliu conspired with two others, and killed his 14-year-old younger brother, Azeez Saliu, with the intention of using him for money rituals.
The Spokesman said that the incident happened on September 13, in Kosubosu, Baruten Local Government Area (LGA), of Kwara State.
“On Sept. 13, operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps 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 noted in his statement.
The spokesman 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.
Babawale 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.
The spokesman concluded that the State Commandant, Ayinla Makinde, had ordered that the suspects should be handed over to the police, for further investigations and prosecution upon briefing.240