February 25, 2024

Herders Who Murdered A Boy To Death Over Cow Arrested in Lagos

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Herders Who Murdered A Boy To Death Over Cow Arrested in Lagos

Herders who murdered a boy to death in Agemowo area, Badagry Lagos have been arrested by security agency on Monday.

Nationalmoment was reliably told, the herders were arrested by Neighborhood Security Agency on Monday.

This platform was later told, the cattle rearers were handed over to police who later took them into their custody on Monday over the alleged killing of a boy.

A video seen by our correspondent shows the lifeless body of the victim on the ground as mourners gathered.

Lifeless body of the boy killed by herders in Lagos

The Lagos State Police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the story.

Hundeyin said the victim was mistaken for the conductor of a LT Volkswagen commercial bus.

The vehicle earlier ran into a herd of cattle and killed a cow at about 6.30am.

“The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. The herders have been arrested”, Hundeyin tweeted.

The cow

The PRO confirmed that angry residents and commuters blocked the highway in protest.

Later, the DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry, successfully cleared the obstruction.

The command said it is false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in a police station.

“He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station”, Hundeyin added.

The police assured that normalcy had been restored to the area. An investigation has commenced.

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