Two brothers, Peter and Paul Vonddip, have been arrested by the Edo State police command for being in possession of a locally-made double-barrel pistol, which they bought in Anambra State for N50,000.
The brothers told police interrogators that they were taking the gun to Plateau State to avenge their father’s death and protect their cows from rustlers. They said their father was killed earlier this year in his farm by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
A police patrol team along Agbor-Urhonigbe road accosted a bus they were traveling in and a search conducted led to the recovery of the gun and three live cartridges. Paul, aged 30, said he work as a security guard at Agbor in Delta State. “My younger brother is a tanker driver. I wanted to give him the gun when I was arrested. My father was killed so I bought the gun for my brother to protect the cow. We have about 100 cows but it is now remaining 15 because of crisis in Plateau State.”
Meanwhile, two brothers, Alhaji Abdulfatai Abereoje and his younger sibling, Jamiu Abereoje, have been arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Igbosere for alleged forgery and unlawful invasion. The duo were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate A.Y. Aro-Lambo by the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos.
The siblings with others at large, allegedly conspired among themselves to forged a registered survey documents of Oko-Ado community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos in a bid to forcefully and unlawfully take over large expanse of land belonging to the Iwajoba Chieftaincy Family.The prosecutor, Mr. Morufu Animashaun told the court that the offences are contrary to Sections 411, 52 and 168( (1)(d) and punishable under Section 168(2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015. And sections 2(3), 4(1)(b), 4 (a)(b)(1) of the Properties Protection Laws of Lagos State, 2016.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge read to them. After their plea, the prosecutor urged the court for a trial date and prayed the court to remand them in prison till the conclusion of the matter.In his ruling, Magistrate Aro-Lambo granted them bail in the sum of N5 million with two sureties each and subsequently adjourned till November 16, 2018.