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The police in Kwara State have arrested one Segun Bamidele with the severed head of a local farmer in the community after he beheaded him for ritual purposes, Punch reports.

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The suspect who was paraded at the State Police Command headquarters by the Commissioner of Police, Samuel Okaula, had slaughtered the farmer, Sunday Owolabi, of Ile-Oja compound, Omu-Aran area of the state in his farm and was arrested while he was taking the head to a herbalist.

Speaking while parading the suspect, Okaula said Owolabi was beheaded in his farm  at Rore village in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state and when the matter was reported, the police swung into action and arrested three suspects namely Musa Aliyu, Kayode Musa and Bamidele, who later confessed to killing the man with a cutlass in the victim’s farm and severed his head which he took to a herbalist for sale.

Okaula added that the suspect took the policemen to a bush where he hid the head, which the police had retrieved, saying he acted under the influence of alcohol.

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Bamidele, according to Okaula, has been remanded in prison pending when the police would charge him to court for murder.

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