A man has left many people in serious shock after he used a machete to behead a 72-year-old woman over a portion of land.
Policemen in Ogun State have arrested one Adeoye Ikugbayigbe for killing a 72-year-old woman, Funmilayo Shada, and severed her head.
According to The Nation, Adeoye was said to have attacked the woman last March 17 in the farm, took her severed head but abandoned it on the way when he sighted the victim’s son.
Speaking on the matter, the Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrest of Adeoye Ikugbayigbe followed a report by the son of the deceased Mr Ekundayo Shada who complained at Abigi Divisional Headquarters on 17th of March 2017 about the incident.
Giving account of the arrest of Adeoye, Oyeyemi stated that while the deceased’s son was on “his way to the farm at about 10am of the same day to meet his mother who has earlier gone to the farm, he met Adeoye Ikugbayigbe on the road holding a polythene bag.
“As soon as he sighted him, the suspect dropped the bag and ran into the bush. This aroused his suspicion and he quickly ran to check his mother but could not find her.
“He later came back to check the bag dropped by the suspect only for him to discover his mother severed head and her wrist in the said bag. He quickly reported to the case to the Police at about 1445hrs and immediately the DPO Abigi Division, SP Komolafe Omoniyi led detectives to the scene, combed the surrounding bush and finally got the suspect arrested
“On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime claiming that he has been having running battle with the deceased over a portion of land. The severed head and the remains body of the deceased has been deposited in the mortuary while the cutlass he used has also been recovered,” Oyeyemi said.
According to the Police Image maker, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department (SCIID) for further investigation.