Police arrest two suspects over killing of Modakeke farmers

Police arrest two suspects over killing of Modakeke farmers
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Following the killing of two farmers in Alapata Village, Modakeke, the Osun State Police Command on Sunday announced that it has arrested two suspects in connection with the crime.

The PUNCH reports that another farmer was injured in the attack which was carried out by as some unknown assailants.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, said that the suspects were apprehended after the police received an intelligence report.

The latest killing in Alapata Village came barely nine days after five farmers were killed along Toro road, Modakeke by some yet to identified assailants.

As of the time of filling this report, another farmer said to be missing after the attack which reportedly occurred on Saturday, was yet to be seen.

A community leader in Modakeke, Femi Eluyinka, while speaking with our correspondent, explained that some assailants had abducted five indigenes of the town, while working on their farms at Alapata Village on Saturday.

Eluyera further said, "one of those abducted later escaped and ran to town to inform us. The community immediately informed the DPO of Modakeke Division.

"The DPO led his men and alongside our youth, they went to the area and they eventually recovered two corpses. Alapata Village is located after Toro Village. The two corpses were taken to OAUTHC, Ile Ife.

"Later, we were informed that another person, a woman had also escaped from the assailants. She was injured on the hand. She was brought to Ogunsua's palace and from there, we took her to a hospital where she is currently receiving treatment.

"We are still searching for the last person now. A man and a woman were killed. We took their corpses to the morgue around 10:30pm on Saturday. The situation is still calm because we appealed you our people to allow elders deliberate and find solution to the killings."

The Osun Police Command Public Relations Officer, Opalola, while commenting further on the development, said the State Police Commissioner, Wale Olokode, had relocated to the area to ensure security of lives and property.

Opalola said, "two suspects have been nabbed in connection to the killing. We are also searching for others alleged to have involved in the killing. Intelligence led to the arrest of the suspects."

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