A cultist who murdered a man dumped the head on the street as a warning to others have been arrested in Lagos.
Adebayo, told the police that he had put the head in a polythene bag after the victim was killed by his gang members and then dumped the head by the roadside because he came to visit his girlfriend in their territory.
It was gathered that the police got a report that on October 15, 2015, some hoodlums had dropped a fresh human head at the Olokodana Junction of the road.
Policemen from the Iponri Division, were said to have removed the head and taken it to a morgue, while a manhunt was mounted to apprehend the culprit.
However, on Thursday, May 5, the duo of Adebayo and Gafar Ayoola were both arrested by the Denton Police Division in the Otto area, as two of the suspected killers.
During interrogation, Ayoola reportedly developed a health condition and was rushed to a private hospital where he later died, while Adebayo was transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, where he confessed to the crime.
Adebayo reportedly confessed that his gang leader identified as Dagbe, had killed the rival member and they dumped his body in a stream on San Siro Street, Otto.
He added that the head of the deceased was handed over to him in a polythene bag to dispose of.
“We were four that killed the man. Dagbe, Aloma, Kashir and I ambushed him and cut off his head. His offence was that he came to our territory to visit his girlfriend. We thought he had come to spy on us.
Dagbe gave the rival member’s head to me to dump at where people would see him. Two persons and I took a tricycle and when we got to Olokodana, I dropped the head from the polythene bag. The victim’s body had already been dumped in a stream.
I know Gafar (Ayoola) very well. He was one of our gang members. He and Aloma used to walk together. He was in the same gang with Dagbe. I was arrested on Saturday.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest.
“The boy has confessed that his gang members cut off their victim’s head. Effort is on to arrest other members of the gang.”