A farmer in Isheyin Local Government Area of Oyo State has shot dead a herdsman for allegedly raping his (farmer) wife on his farm at Sawo Village, near Oyo.
Spokesperson of the state Police Command, DSP Olabisi Ilobanofor, confirmed the incident on Thursday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
She said that the incident occurred on Aug. 24
According to her, the Divisional Police Headquarters in Iseyin, led by the DPO, rushed to the scene to forestall breakdown of law and order in the area.
“Information available to the command is that the farmer and his wife were working in separate portions of their farm when his wife shouted for help.
“When he got there, he met the herdsman raping his wife and shot him from close range with a locally made gun,” she said.
Ilobanofor said that the suspect and his wife had been detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Iyaganku, Ibadan.
She said that the duo would be charged to court as soon investigation was concluded.
While urging residents of the area to remain calm, the PPRO assured that the police would conduct thorough investigation into the matter. (NAN)
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