A 50-year-old farmer, Olaoluwa Olorunfemi, has been brutally murdered by unknown men in the Ifeloduro Camp Forest Reserve in Ondo State.

A farmer works with rice sprouts on a farm in Dabua, Bauchi, Nigeria used to illustrate the story. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The Ondo State Police Command confirmed the incident in a statement released by its spokesperson, SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, on Monday, April 24, 2023.

According to the statement, the assailants attacked and killed Olorunfemi with machetes before robbing other farmers in the camp of their phones.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 1720hrs on April 22. The police, in collaboration with the deceased’s family, visited the scene of the crime to evacuate Olorunfemi’s corpse and deposit it at the morgue.

As of the time of this report, the police have yet to make any arrests, and investigations are ongoing. The motive behind the attack is also yet to be ascertained.


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