The Osun State Police Command has paraded a middle-age man, Idowu Adejare for allegedly beheading his neighbor.
The suspect who was paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, was said to have committed the offense between February 25 and 26, 2020.
According to the Police boss, the suspect had a misunderstanding between the deceased, James Yankume, 35 on February 25 and went to attack him the following day.
“The next day February 26, around 6:00 am, the said suspect went to the deceased’s house with a cutlass and Dane gun.
“He chased the deceased and the wife
out of the house and eventually inflicted several machete cuts on his body, beheaded and dumped the head inside the forest.”
Kokumo said it took dedicated efforts
from Anti-Homicide Detectives to recover the decomposing head a few days after the incident.
He assured that the suspect will soon be charged to court after all investigations are completed.
When our correspondent spoke with the suspect, he said the deceased attacked him with a cutlass but he was fortunate not to be injured.
“He (deceased) has been after my life for a long time but was not successful. He hit me with a cutlass on my neck but it had no effect and I hit him back on the same spot and his head came off.”
The Police also paraded a 29-year-old-man, Adeleye Olusesan for allegedly raping his three-year-old stepdaughter in the Ifetedo area of the State.
Also, a robbery suspect, Juwon Babalola who was alleged to have broken into four houses and stolen property worth N400,000 in Ila-Orangun, Osun, in company with two others at large, was also arrested.
Kokumo said that another set of armed robbery suspects, Odunayo Babatunde and Tosin Akinola in military outfits, operating around the Ile-Ife axis, were also arrested by the police for offenses of armed robbery, impersonation and obtaining money by false pretense.
The CP said that the set of suspects arrested in military uniform specialized in attacking Point of Sales (POS) terminal operators, with false pretense of making a withdrawal on their POS machines with their ATM card.
He said that when their card malfunctioned, they would still force the operators to pay the money by threatening them with sword and jackknife.
Kokumo while urging POS operators to be watchful and careful when engaging with customers, also advised the public to always notify the police about incidents in their areas.