Men of the Ondo State Crime Investigation Bureau, SCIB, have arrested a 25-year-old commercial motorcycle rider identified as Wasiu, for allegedly beheading his friend, Joshua Fadeyi, 22, for money making ritual.
Wasiu was arrested and taken to Oke-Igbo Police Station, and was later transferred to SCIB, Akure for proper investigation.
He allegedly confessed at the SCIB that a herbalist asked him to bring a human head for money making ritual.
Narrating the incident, Joshua’s uncle, Mr. Ademola Fadeyi, said they both came to his house on that fateful morning, ate and left at about 10am to drink palm wine at Oloruntade.
He said after they took the drink, they went to Samuel, one of their friends’ house, at about 6pm, where Wasiu perpetrated the evil act.
According to him, Samuel returned home after Wasiu had killed Joshua and had cut off his head with cutlass.
He said a scuffle ensued between Samuel and Wasiu and Wasiu tore Samuel’s clothes and escaped to a neighbouring village to evade arrest.
He was later arrested a few days later at Epe village in Ondo by commercial motorcycle riders who were on his trail after the incident happened as he was about to buy cigarette.
The late Joshua’s uncle accused the SCIB of trying to cover up the matter, adding that what the family want is justice.
He pleaded with the police to release his corpse which is currently at the General Hospital, Ondo Town, to the family for burial.
When a call was put through to the DPO of Oke-Igbo Police Station, Akure, to seek clarification on the issue, he said: “when the guy was apprehended, the mob wanted to kill him. But when I intervened, they descended on my car and damaged it.
“Well, the matter is no more at my police station. We did not take any statement from him when he was here. He has been transferred to SCIB. You can get all the information you need from the Ondo State PPRO,” he said. [Pm News]