MODAKEKE: 5 suspects arrested state reason for killing

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No fewer than five suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent killing in Modakeke in Osun.

The state command on Wednesday paraded Akingbala Olakunle, Owoniyi Segun, Daramola Muideen, Shina Adeyemi and Awotinde Elijah.

Exhibits such as one double barrel gun, five live cartridges, one knife, one UTC cutlass and one axe were also recovered.

Speaking with newsmen, Shina said he shot one person dead on that day during the crisis.

“Some people came to our farm, they have been collecting our farm but we tried to overcome them on that day when the incident occurred,” the suspects said.

According to Commissioner for police Wale Olokode, the suspects murdered two people on their way to their farmlands in May at Modakeke.

“This incident generated anger in the minds of Modakeke youths, and some hooligans from Modakeke armed themselves with different weapons to take revenge against Ife indigenes, presumed to be behind the killing.

“The police arrested the situation and obstructed their ugly attempts. Several peace meetings were held, and undertakings made to prevent a repeat occurrence,” he said.

The Ooni of Ife Eniitan Ogunwusi, too, had to intervene to prevent escalation.