Osun State Police Command says its officers have arrested a 28-year old hunter, Jimoh Sulaimon, who allegedly shot dead a 78-year old cleric, Yusuf Adegun.
Addressing newsmen at the Osun Police Command headquarters in Osogbo, the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, Yemisi Opalola, said, Adegun, who until his death, was the Chief Imam of Alaguntan village, was shot dead by the suspect, resident in the same village.
Opalola said when the suspect was arrested, he confessed to the crime, saying he was on hunting expedition and aimed his dane gun at an antelope, which surprisingly turned to human being after he fired the shot.
She said, “The suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime, that he was on hunting expedition when he saw an antelope in the bush which he shot with his dane gun.
“He said he was surprised when he went to pick the antelope, and he met Baba Imam on the ground. The suspect will be charged to court after the completion of the investigation.”
Parading other suspects arrested at different locations in the state, Opalola said officers also arrested three men; Muideen Nafiu, Yusuf Muslim and Rabiu Fatai, who allegedly killed a widow, Aisat Yekeen, and dismembered her corpse for ritual purposes in Ileogbo.
Responding to questions, prime suspect in the crime, Nafiu, an Islamic cleric, who runs Arabic school in Ileogbo, said his accomplice, Yusuf, killed and dismembered the deceased when they met in his room.