An Ogun state farmer, Dele Olowoniyi, has been slaughtered while sleeping at a farm settlement at Oba village Imeko, in Imeko-Afon Local Government Ares of Ogun State by suspected Fulani-herdsmen.
Reports gathered revealed that the farmer, Olowoniyi, was found dead by his wife with several machete cuts to his neck and other parts of the body on Sunday.
An anonymous source told reporters that some Fulani herdsmen invaded the village in the night with guns and cutlass, killing Olowoniyi while sleeping on the farm.
The source narrating the ordeal recount, “One of our brothers here in Imeko was killed in the early hour of today (Sunday) around 1 am by Fulani herdsmen.
“They stormed the village during the midnight with guns and dagger; they were shot indiscriminately, destroying property.
“Dele Olowoniyi was slaughtered by the Fulani herdsmen at Oha village. After killing him, they left for Iwoye Ketu.”
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said though Olowoniyi was matchet, there’s no evidence that the Fulani herdsmen killed him.
“The place is a farm settlement; there is only one building there, where the man lived with his wife.
“We were told that he complained of the heat and went outside to sleep, but in the morning, he was found dead.
“Nobody can point at his killers; we cannot confirm yet whether the killers are Fulani herdsmen or not. We are still investigating.”, Oyeyemi reveals.
The Police Public Relations Officer, however, revealed that the family did not allow them to keep his body for autopsy.
“They said they don’t want him to be taken to the mortuary, and since that is what they want, there is nothing we can do than to release the corpse to them,” he claimed.