The Ondo State Police Command said that it had arrested a man identified as Ajayi Bayode for allegedly killing one herdsman, Abubakar Alidu.
Alidu was allegedly murdered by the suspect following a disagreement between them on the suspect’s farm at Arigidi Akoko, in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
There was an argument between some Fulani herdsmen and the suspects as their cows allegedly destroyed the plants on the suspect’s farm. A hot argument ensued between them on the farm. This led to a fight and the deceased and his colleagues attacked the farmer with machetes. To defend himself, he brought out his gun and shot the herdsman.
He also said that he did not intend to kill the deceased; that he brought out the gun to scare the Fulani man and his friend, but the bullet mistakenly hit and killed the deceased after the deceased used a stick to hit him.
The commissioner of police said it is a case of murder and he would be prosecuted.