Herdsman kills his brother over missing cow

A 22-year-old herdsman, Bello Musa, has been arrested by the Nasarawa state police command for reportedly killing his own brother over a missing cow.

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It was gathered that the deceased was given a fatal cut in the neck, after he fought with Bello over the missing cow in Akwuate village in Doma local government area on March 9th.

Confessing to the killing his brother to newsmen, Bello who disclosed that he fought with his brother after he accused him of selling the cattle for N300,000, said he rushed to the General Hospital in Eleye area to treat the wound he sustained. However his uncoordinated story on how he sustained the wound, got him nabbed by the eagle-eyed doctor who attended to him.

The doctor who treated the herdsman, made a call to the Eleye Police Station who arrested Bello and subsequently handed him over to the Nasarawa police headquarters where he was detained for further investigation.

“My brother, Abdullahi and myself took our cattle for grazing. Later we discovered that one cattle which was not our own had joined our herd. We were three who made the discovery – Abdullahi, one Ibrahim and myself. Abdullahi and I agreed to sell it. Later he asked me to go and sell it in the market. As I was taking the cattle, it escaped from me. I returned back to tell Abdullahi. He did not believe me. He accused of selling the cattle N300,000.  I tried to explain to him, but he insisted that I sold the cattle for N300,000. My father tried to settle the matter, without success.

“Abdullahi said that I must pay N300,000 for the cattle or he would kill me. I challenged him on why he would want to kill me over the cattle that escaped from me.  Then he began making phone calls to his friends, telling them I am a liar and that I sold the cattle for N300,000. I became very angry and we started fighting. In the course of the fight, he injured me on my right hand and I cut him with my cutlass on the neck” Bello said.

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