Byy Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin

A twenty- five- year old Ismail Saliu has allegedly conspired with an herbalist and one other to kill his 14 years old sibling Azeez Saliu for ritual purposes.

It was gathered that the suspects lured the victim to the farm where he was allegedly slaughtered by his blood brother, lsmaila Saliu.

Ismaila’s other accomplices are Ahmed Nkwe (herbalist) and Saliu Ahmed.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Babawale Afolabi confirmed the incident.

He said that luck later ran out of the suspects as they were rounded up by the operatives of the NSCDC on their way back from the farm.

Afolabi added the incident occurred penultimate Friday at Kosubosu area of Baruten local government.

According to him: “Operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu divisional office got a distressed call from a neighborhood about suspicious movement of certain individuals in their area.

“Some officers in the divisional office with operatives of the anti vandal patrol team in the area swung into action and subsequently arrested an herbalist Ahmed Nkwe 44, lsmaila Saliu 25 and Saliu Ahmed 30.
“The prime suspect, who is brother to the deceased has confessed to have personally slaughtered his brother with the help of the herbalist and one other person.”

He added Kwara Commandant of NSCDC, lskil Ayinla Makinde had ordered that the suspects be handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution.

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