Police interrogate deaf and dumb suspect accused of murdering farmer in Ekiti

A deaf and mute man, identified as Sunday Alabi, has been arrested by the police in Ekiti State for allegedly killing a farmer.

The incident occurred at Ipole Farm Settlement, Agbado Ekiti in Ayekire Local Council Development Area on the evening of Tuesday, November 21.

Alabi allegedly attacked the deceased farmer, identified as Sikiru, who challenged him for stealing his agricultural produce.

Sources close to the community told journalists in Ado Ekiti yesterday that the deaf and mute man was caught red-handed on farmland.

The source said: “The deaf and mute man, on the fateful day, went to Sikiru’s farm to steal some agricultural produce, and when Sikiru had the temerity to question why he was stealing his agricultural produce overtime, the deaf and mute suspect , Alabi became violent and attacked him with a deep machete cut on his head.

“The victim was left drenched in a pool of his own blood after being attacked, his agonizing cries for help were heard by other nearby farmers who stormed the scene, arrested him and later attracted the attention of the police.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Ekiti State Command, DSP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident and the arrest of the culprit.

Abutu said police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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