A cattle herder, Iliasu Abubakar, has been remanded in the Federal Correctional Centre, Ilorin, after he confessed to killing his brother, Isah, in Gwanara, Baruten Local Government area of the state.
Abubakar was remanded by a Kwara State Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin.
Punch reports that Iliasu, who is standing trial for culpable homicide, allegedly killed his brother whom he said was having an amorous affair with his wife.
It was however gathered that the suspect was reported to the community police post, from where he was transferred to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID), Ilorin, for discreet investigation.
The father of the two brothers, Umaru Abubakar of Budo-Aiki, Fulani camp, via Gwanara, who reported the incident, said he had gone to the camp of his sons but found no one around except for the cattle.
Umaru noted that when he searched the camp, he found Isah’s corpse, with machete cuts on his neck, but his brother was nowhere to be found.
It was learnt that discreet investigation into the incident revealed that Iliasu killed his brother and fled to Oyo State.
After he was arrested, Iliasu reportedly confessed to the police that he dealt his brother machete blows for having an illicit affair with his wife.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sanni Abdullah, prayed the court to remand Iliasu in a correctional centre.
He said the offence could not be tried at the magistrate court hence the need to remand the suspect till the matter would be transferred to the appropriate court for hearing.
The magistrate, Jumoke Bamigboye, conceded to the prayers of the prosecutor and ordered the remand of the accused person and adjourned the matter to November 26, 2019, for mention.