Farmer killed while harvesting tomatoes in Ogun

Farmer killed while harvesting tomatoes in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command says it is carrying out investigations to ascertain the assailant behind the murder of 37-year-old Gbenga Kiki, a father of two who had gone to farm to harvest tomatoes only to lose his life in cold blood on Sunday.

The victim’s mother Celina Kiki said:

“It was around 12pm on Sunday. I prepared food for him and asked him to eat before going to the farm as he had much work to do. He insisted on going, adding that he would return to eat as he was not going to stay long. He went on his motorcycle.

“He said I should keep the food for him. When it was, however, getting late, I became worried that he had not returned. Minutes later, I saw a man riding his motorcycle home. The man brought back Gbenga’s daughter. I was shocked and knew that something bad had happened. The girl could not explain anything. The attackers must have dropped her at a junction while they went to carry out their wicked act.

“We kept on searching for Gbenga until Thursday when his corpse was found on the farmland. We do not know who killed him. I am still in pains.”

Confirming the incident, Police PRO Abimbola Oyeyemi said the case was filed at Owode Police Division in Obafemi Owode LGA although the incident happened in Orisada-Eyo,  Yewa South LGA of Ogun.

His words:

“The matter was initially reported as a case of missing person. But when the corpse was eventually found in a bush, no mark of violence was discovered on him.

“The owner of the farm and another person were invited for questioning. The police will still investigate if there was any foul play in the death.”