Two suspected Indian hemp dealers, Sunday Femi and Friday Ami, have been paraded by the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly hacking to death a 75-year-old grandmother, Modupe Olorunfemi, on her farm in Owo area of the state.
The suspects allegedly killed her for giving security operatives information about their nefarious planting and selling of Indian hemp in the area.
Femi Joseph, the spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, said: “The suspects and their accomplices allegedly killed the old woman.
“The suspects would be charged to court after the completion of investigation.”
In an interview, one of the suspects, Friday, who admitted to be dealing in cannabis business, said: “It was Gbenga that sent us to kill her and he has run away.
“He promised to give us N500,000 for the ‘job,’ but up till today he has not fulfilled his promise because he is nowhere to be found.”
However, the other suspect, Femi, who denied killing the old woman, said he was a commercial motorcyclist who only conveyed Friday to the village where the woman was killed.
Speaking on six suspected kidnappers arrested by the operatives of the Command, Joseph said they were picked up at a hideout in Emure-Owo Forest during a raid by the Joint Task Force of the security agencies in the state.
Joseph said the suspected kidnappers were arrested “at about 3am by the joint Task Force codenamed Operation Crime Free, acting on a tip-off.
According to him, the “six suspected kidnappers were picked up at Emure Junction via Owo, where they gathered in a suspicious manner. “The following items were recovered from them: 16 locally-made guns, 17 cutlasses, 13 knives, seven handsets and N27,820 cash.”