A man identified as Ismail Saliu has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kwara State for allegedly conspiring with a herbalist and one other to murder his brother.
The development was confirmed by the spokesman of the command, Babawale Afolabi on Saturday.
Afolabi in his statement accused Saliu of working with two others to kill his 14-year-old younger brother, Azeez Saliu, for money rituals.
The spokesman further stated that the incident happened in Kosubosu, Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara, on September 13, 2021.
Afolabi said, “On Sept. 13, operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu Divisional Office got a distress call from a neighbourhood about suspicious movement of certain individuals within the area.
“Some officers from the divisional office, with operatives of the Anti-Vandal patrol team in the area, swung into action and subsequently arrested a herbalist Ahmed Nkwe 44, Ismail Saliu 25 and Saliu Ahmed 30.”
Afolabi noted that investigations revealed that Saliu lured his brother to the farm where he was murdered.
He added that NSCDC arrested Saliu and others on their way back from the farm.
Afolabi disclosed that Saliu confessed to having personally slaughtered his brother with the help of the herbalist and one other person.
He said the suspect has been handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution.