By Yemi Olajutemu

Ado Ekiti

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force Ekiti State Command have arrested two cattle rustlers Mohammed Mohammed 22 and Yahu Bello 42 who attacked some herdmen, took a cow and went away with the sum of #500,000.00.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday Abutu explained that the Command received a distress call that a group of cattle rustlers came to Ikole-Ekiti forest, attacked some herdsmen with dangerous weapons and forcefully went away with a cow valued five hundred thousand naira (#500,000:00).

Upon the receipt of the information, the Command mobilised a team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to the scene where the marauders were arrested.

According to the statement, the suspected cattle rustlers confessed to the commission of the crime and led operatives to the house of the receiver of the rustled cow. The cow has been dismembered but the receiver unfortunately escaped arrest.

He noted said that seriously manhunt has been launched on the fleeing receiver, while the arrested suspects will be charged to Court subsequently for prosecution.

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