Two brothers have been arrested by the police from the Homicide
Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti,
Yaba, Lagos in connection with the murder of their brother after a
The brothers Abdulfatai and Shakiru Osun had allegedly killed their
brother, Yusuf Osun, over their father’s property.
Yusuf was brutally murdered after he allegedly refused to sign an
agreement to sell their late father’s house at Satellite Town,
PM News reports:
The incident happened at their late father’s house at House 3C,
Mobil Estate, Satellite Town, Lagos.
The suspects allegedly conspired and strangled Yusuf, who was the
eldest, in the night, after which they allegedly used a cutlass to
butcher him to ensure he was dead and attempted to cover up the
P.M.NEWS learnt that not quite long after their father died, the three
brothers started fighting over the property he left behind.
While the suspects, Abdulfatai and Shakiru, allegedly wanted the
property sold and the money shared, Yusuf, the deceased, was said to
be opposed to selling the house.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the two suspects negotiated with a buyer to
sell the four-bedroom duplex with boys quarters for N17 million. Part
of the conditions, P.M.NEWS learnt, was that the three brothers who
inherited the property must sign an agreement before payment would be
made by the buyer.
Trouble started when the suspects met Yusuf and informed him about
their decision and asked him to sign the agreement as the third party.
P.M.NEWS learnt that Yusuf insisted that they should not sell the
family property since their mother was still alive.
The decision did not go down well with the suspects who allegedly
hatched a plan to eliminate him.
Luck ran out on them after they killed Yusuf when one their neighbours
who saw what happened that night, contacted the police at Satellite
Town Division. They were arrested and after preliminary investigation,
the police transferred the matter to the SCID.
When P.M.NEWS contacted the DPO at Satellite Town, he was not around
to comment on the matter.
A police source at the station, who confirmed the incident, told our
reporter that the matter has been transferred to SCID.
At Panti efforts to speak with the suspects failed as the
Investigation Police Officer declined such request.
The suspects were taken to Yaba Magistrates’ Court for arraignment
on Tuesday but the arraignment was stalled because the courts did not
sit on that day.
They were returned to a cell at SCID Panti, to be arraigned on a later