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Police arrest three persons for killing six cows, injuring 13 other cows in Oyo



Oyo State police command has arrested three suspects for allegedly shooting cows in the Eruwa area of the state.

Spokesman Adewale Osifeso said the suspects Opeyemi Ajibodu, Segun Dade and Dare Adenle were found in possession of two dane guns, and daggers, among other weapons.

He said the police made the arrests in the Sunbare area following reports of several gunshots reportedly fired in the nearby bush.

He added, ”In continuity of the crime-fighting crusade of the Oyo State Police Command, on Sunday 20th June, 2021, several gunshots were reportedly fired in a bush at Sunbare Area, along old Ibadan Road Eruwa, causing fear and panic in the hearts of residence.

“Upon receipt of the information, police operatives attached to Eruwa Divisional Police Headquarters gathered momentum and stormed the reported scene.”

“Found in their possession were the following exhibits: three fane guns, two daggers, one cutlass, two head-lamps, charms, three I.D cards and one Access ATM card belonging to Ajibodun Opeyemi, one lighter, ten expended cartridges and two live cartridges.”

“Conduction of an on-the-spot assessment at daybreak led to the discovery that the gunshots were from an attack launched against a group of Fulani herders, which resulted in the killing of six cows and wounding of thirteen 13) others.

“Upon interrogation, fact gathered revealed that the attack was perpetrated to ward off the herders from grazing in the forests in Eruwa environs,” Osifeso said.