A 25-year-old man, Ismail Saliu has been arrested by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), for slaughtering his 14-year-old brother, Azeez Saliu, for money ritual.
In a statement on Saturday in Kwara, the Spokesperson of the NSCDC in Kwara, Babawale Afolabi, revealed that the ugly incident occurred in Kosubosu, in Baruten local government area of the state.
According to Afolabi, the Command reacted swiftly to a distress call about the suspicious movement of certain individuals.
He said, “On Friday 13/09/2021, operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu divisional office got a distress call from a neighborhood about suspicious movement of certain individuals in their area,” Afolabi stated.
“Some officers in 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, lsmaila Saliu 25, and Saliu Ahmed, 30”.
Afolabi further said that the suspects had lured the victim to a farm where he was reportedly “gruesomely murdered by his own blood brother, lsmail Saliu.”
“The prime suspect, who is a brother to the deceased has confessed to having personally beheaded his brother with the help of the herbalist and one other person.” Afolabi said.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that Commandant of the Corps, lskil Makinde, had ordered that the suspects be handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution.