A man who is said to have threatened his friend had the situation turned around on him as he was allegedly killed due to the threat.
22-year-old Mohammed Farouk is said to have gotten into an argument with his suspected killer, identified simply as “Ijogbon”, and promised to deal with him.
Ijogbon however arranged the kidnapping and torture of Farouk after which he was beheaded and buried in a forest in the Okene area of Kogi.
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According to Daily Sun findings, the deceased, a help-hand at a bakery factory in Okene, was said to have had an altercation with one Ijogbon, (now at large), during which the deceased threatened to deal with him.
Apparently moved by the threat, Ijogbon whose real name remained unknown as at press time, allegedly mobilized some ‘guys’, who abducted Farouk from his home about three weeks ago and killed him.
Conducting Daily Sun correspondent round the forest where Farouk’s body was buried, the state
Commissioner of Police, Seidu Madawaki, said that the police had been on the trail of the assailants since the deceased was abducted.
He said that, crack detectives made a breakthrough in their investigation when one Saka and Wahab (surnames withheld) were arrested for their complicity in the abduction and subsequent murder of Farouk
The duo, the Commissioner said, later led detectives to the thick forest where the deceased was tortured and later killed by the hoodlums.
Speaking to Daily Sun, one of the suspects, Saka said that they were recruited to abduct the deceased, adding that Ijogbon shot him dead and had since fled the town.
The Police Commissioner, who wondered how a man’s life could be cut short due to a small quarrel, described the act as “ too cruel, despicable and unacceptable” and promised to prosecute those implicated in the matter.
It was gathered that Farouk was abducted at Lafia quarters in Okene on January 22 and the decomposed body was found by the police in a forest along Obeiba – Egge road in Adavi Local Government Area of the State.
When the body was exhumed yesterday, for autopsy, the medical director of Okene General Hospital, Dr. Abdusalam Abubakar said that the preliminary report showed that Farouk was gruesomely murdered.
He confirmed that the head of the deceased was severed and the private parts and some other parts were removed.