Osun State Police Command has arrested four suspected gunmen who killed farmers in Alape village of Modakeke, Osun State.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode, paraded the suspects: Shina Adeyemi, Olakunle Akingbala, Segun Owoniyi and Muideen Daramola before journalists at the Police State Headquarters, Osogbo on Wednesday evening.
Seven persons have been killed by hoodlums in Modakeke in the past few months over land dispute. However, the killings sparked tension in the Modakeke as well as Ile Ife and it almost started a fresh communal.war between the two communities.
The CP said, ” Following the land dispute, a mother and her son were killed on May 11th, 2021 on their way to the farm. Also, on August 8th, 2021 five farmers were ambushed and killed by gunmen.
“This ugly incident made the police to swiftly swing into action and.it led to the arrest of four key suspects. Some other suspects were arrested by the police. They are undergoing investigation to ascertain the degree of their involvement in the case.”
One of the suspects, Shina Adeyemi confessed that he was involved in the killing to avenge the death of his three brothers and his sister killed by some land grabbers.