A friend and two other men have been arrested, and detained at the Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department for allegedly beheading a middle-aged man in Ibadan, the state capital.
It was gathered that the victim, who was lured to a bush at Moniya in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, was said to be working for one of the suspected killers.
Reports revealed that the victim was lured to the area where he was allegedly killed under the pretext of being awarded a job.
His head was reportedly severed, and sold for N5000, while his friend was given N2000 from the money.
The suspects were later arrested at Apete in the Ido Local Government Area of the state.
However, many residents expressed shock over the incident.
One of the residents, who did not want her name in print, said, “It was so pathetic. One of the alleged murderers was a popular cleric known for his distinct turban among the Islamic community of Alapata.”
According to Punchng, a reliable police source, who confirmed the incident, said the alleged assailants were landlords in his jurisdiction, but the heinous act was said to have been perpetrated in Moniya.
He said, “The case has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, for further investigation.”
However, it was gathered that one of the men also killed his girlfriend and sold her head for the sum of N20,000.
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