Polytechnic guard shoots farmer to death in Osun

A guard attached to the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree has shot dead a farmer in Eripa, Boluwaduro local government area of Osun State.

The incident happened at the weekend at Odo-Ada area of the town allocated by the town to the deceased and his Tiv tribesmen for farming activities.

The Tiv man was said to be in company with his kinsmen after the day’s labour when the guard said to hail from a neighbouring town, Iree, killed him with a dane gun.

It was gathered that the suspected killer invaded the farm that day to steal yams from the deceased farm believing that the owner had left the farm for the day.

It was learnt that when he discovered that the man was still on the farm with his close associates, the suspect reportedly hid in a place for them to leave.

Unfortunately, a few minutes after they left, the deceased was said to have forgotten an item he wanted to take home from the farm and went back. On getting there, he was said to have discovered that someone was harvesting his farm products.

The farmer who was said to be with one of his brothers reportedly challenged the suspect who gunned him down and ran away.


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