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JUST IN; Farmer sleeping on his farm allegedly slaughtered by suspected herdsmen

A farmer, Dele Olowoniyi, was reportedly slaughtered while asleep on his farmland in Imeko, Imeko Afon Local Government Area of Ogun state.

According to sources, the farmer’s wife found him with machete cuts on his neck and other parts of the body.

“They (killers) stormed the village during the midnight with guns and cutlass. They were shooting sporadically, destroying all their properties, and even destroyed all their farms.

“Dele Olowoniyi was slaughtered by the Fulani herdsmen killers at Oha village, imeko, in imeko-Afon . After killing him, they left for Iwoye Ketu,” the source alleged.


The Police Spokesman in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident happened on Sunday, but said there was no evidence to show that the perpetrators were herdsmen.

“The place is a farm settlement. There is only one building there. The man lived with his wife there.

“We were told that he complained of heat and went out to sleep in the night while he left his wife in the building, but, in the morning, he was found dead.

“Nobody can point at his killers, we cannot confirm yet whether the killers are Fulani herdsmen or not. We are still investigating.”

Oyeyemi, however, said the corpse had been released to the family members who opposed keeping the body for an autopsy.

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