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Suspects confess abducting and killing businessman over land dispute

By Lolo Ayaba

A suspected kidnaper, Jimoh Nasiru who was paraded alongside his colleagues at the Zonal Intervention Squad, Zone 2 Command, Onikan Lagos has revealed how his gang allegedly kidnapped and killed a businessman, Musibau Saheed at Ado Odo Ota area of Ogun State.

According to Nasiru who was arrested by operatives Zonal Intervention Squad, “we attacked and killed Musibau Saheed at Ido lehin village in Ado Odo Ota local Government Area, over land issues. We were sent by our leader, Chief Ajose Owoyale alias Navy to forcibly take the land and kidnap the victim who had been preventing us from gaining access into the community.

Explaining further, Nasiru said “When we got there, some boys from the community attacked us, immediately when they were attacking us, I tried to put a call across to our leader as this was going on what I noticed was that my colleague Kazeem and others had abducted the victim and placed him on motorbike and zoomed off.”

Suspects confess abducting and killing  businessman over land dispute
The two suspects

Nasiru explained that “the youths of the community overpowered us, and we have been instructed not to shoot, but the only person that was blocking us from entering the village is our target. Sincerely I don’t know they want to kill him my thought was just that they would kidnap and torture and release him, unfortunately it was when I was arrested by the police that I knew the man had been killed”

Recounting his role in the victim’s abduction, another suspect Kazeem Abiodun said when he saw Musibau escaping from the scene of the clash, “I went to him under the pretence that I wanted to rescue him with my motorbike and took him away from the scene of the clash.When we were going I saw Owoyale and one other person in his car and there was nothing Musibau could do at that particular time, I handed him over to them and went away because that was what I was contracted to do. I have regretted my action, I was promised N100, 000 if am able to deliver the businessman, I have not even collected the money before I was arrested by the police at my hideout. God should please forgive me for my sin.”

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It was learned that the suspect and eleven other villagers stormed the community in order to forcibly grab the land which they claimed belongs to them.

A businessman, called Musibau Saheed who always prevents them whenever they are coming was abducted, later killed and buried at about 2p.m. on March 27, 2019.

Newsbeats gathered that the community was divided along ethnic line, as the Egun’s in the village was said to have declared war on the Yoruba’s, claiming the ownership of the land. Over time the land tussle degenerated to the extent that several persons who challenged them over the land had been killed, even a police team that was sent from Abuja to investigate the matter was also lost one person as he was killed and their operational vehicle burnt.


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