Osun farmer allegedly kills herder for grazing cattle on his farm


Operatives of the Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a farmer identified as Paul Amaechi, following the alleged killing of a herder for grazing cattle on his farm.

The mutilated body of the herder was reportedly found on Amaechi’s farm at Telemu village in Ago-Owu, Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, raising suspicions of his involvement in the deceased’s death.

Confirming the incident on Friday, the state NSCDC spokesperson, Kehinde Adeleke, said the remains of the victim had been evacuated from the scene of the crime.

“Paul Amaechi, who is a Tiv farmer, was arrested by a joint operation of the police and the NSCDC over the murder of a herder.

“The suspect and his cohorts, according to an eyewitness, had allegedly laid ambush for the herders.

“The eyewitness, who is also a herder, said Amaechi was displeased after his farm was damaged by herders that took their cattle there to feed about two weeks ago.”

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