Kwara State Police Command, yesterday, said it has arrested six middle-aged rice harvesters, who killed their landlady, who owned a farm, and stole her 11 bags of rice.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olusola Amore, told journalists at the police headquarters that the deceased rice farmer, Mrs Florence Ede, had hired the six men to harvest the rice on her farm in Yashikira, Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner said that Mrs Ede went to the farm with the six labourers, identified as Kofi Kawku, Ali Sabi, Ali Dauda, Gomina Umaru, Abubakar Basira and Ayuba Adamu, and harvested the 11 bags of rice.
The work lasted till night, when Mrs Ede paid the labourers and told them to go, and that she would sleep in the farm and leave the next morning. The six men came back at midnight, beat the woman to death and took away the bags of rice.
He said the six suspects have been arrested with the 11 bags of rice, a Golf car used in conveying the bags and the stick with which they killed the woman, adding that they have confessed to committing the crime.