Photo: Cow Arrested For Murder In Ogun State

•The cow detained at a police station over murder
•The cow detained at a police station over murder

The police at Sango Ota, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, have arrested a cow following the killing of a 24-year old man identified as Azeez Salako at Ilata area of Ota, a suburb of Ogun State.

P.M.NEWS gathered that youths in Ilata Ota were planning to hold a carnival on Saturday 27 April, 2013 and there was an argument between some of the youths which led to a fight and one of the boys identified as Dayo broke a bottle which he used to stab Salako in the neck and he bled to death.

When the police arrived at the scene of the fracas everyone had fled leaving behind the cow bought for slaughter during the carnival and the police arrested the cow and took it to the station where it is currently being detained. When P.M.NEWS visited Sango Area Command where the incident was reported, both the Area Commander ACP Titi Kayode and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Sango Division CSP Dibie were not available for comment. However, a source at the station who confirmed the incident on condition of anonymity said the suspected killer is on the run as no arrest has been made.

“Both the Area Commander and the DPO are not around now. We are still investigating the matter as no arrest has been made. The person who was alleged to have stabbed the deceased is on the run. It is only the cow the youths wanted to use for the carnival that was brought from the scene,” said the source.

Source: PM News


  1. What a shameful story still in this can de police claim to ve been arrested a cow i mean a cow.i cow i know is am animal,and animals are by law irrational creatures who can never be held responsible for any action atall bcos all there action are instinctive and amoral.not to talk of arresting a cow for another persons act lol shame on nigerian police.

  2. na wa o,nigerian police arresting cow 4 investigation……dey sure nid an industrial training io oda country

  3. Hmmm Only God knows where we are going in this nation.imagine policemen arresting a COW for an offence commited by man.will the cow be jailed or killed on behalf of the murderer ?

  4. Na wao, is it the cow that kill or the man. Hw would say they arrest a cow for investigation, does it make sense” nigerians”

    • Is it in nigeria law book that when a man offend a cow should be arrested in replacement of that man that kill. If that is true, a lot of people would start causing crisis in nigeria. Pls let us contribute love and let peace reign in nigeria. Thank you.


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