Police nab man who beheaded neighbour in Osun


Police detectives from the Osun state Police Command have arrested a middle-age man, Idowu Adejare for allegedly beheading his neighbour.

The suspect who was paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo said the suspect allegedly committed the offense between February 25 and 26.


According to the police boss, the suspect had a misunderstanding with the deceased, James Yankume (35) on February 25 and attacked him the next day.

“On February 26, around 6:00am, the said suspect went to the deceased’s house with a cutlass and a 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 a forest,” the police chief narrated.

Kokumo said it took dedicated efforts from homicide detectives to recover the decomposing head few days after the incident. He assured that the suspect will soon be charged to court after investigations are completed.

Speaking with newsmen, the suspect 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 suspect said.

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Also, the police paraded a 29-year-old-man, Adeleye Olusesan for allegedly raping his three-year-old stepdaughter in Ifetedo, Osun state and a robbery suspect, Juwon Babalola, who was alleged to have broken into four houses and stolen property worth N400, 000 in Ila-Orangun, in company of two others now at large.

Kokumo said that another set of armed robbery suspects, Odunayo Babatunde and Tosin Akinola in military outfits, operating around Ile-Ife axis were also arrested by the police for offence of armed robbery, impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.

The police said that the suspects arrested in military uniforms, specialised in attacking point of sales terminal operators, with false pretence of making withdrawal on their point of sales 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 a sword and jack knife.

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