A man has been arrested after he beheaded his young niece for money rituals.
Omosaba, a jobless and single man who has been arrested by the police for the murder of the toddler identified as Adubarin Kola, had allegedly contacted a herbalist in Ipe-Akoko to make a charm for him so as to get rich and the herbalist reportedly told him he must provide the head of a baby for the money ritual that would make his a rich man.
It was gathered that the deceased kid was always left with grandmother anytime her mother, Bunmi, a trader, was going to the market to sell her goods.
However, on the day of the incident, her mother had taken the girl to grandmother who is her mother-in-law but met Omosaba who is her husband's elder brother and he promised to take care of her till his mother returned.
But on returning from the market, Bunmi met her daughter’s lifeless body in Samuel’s room with the suspect nowhere to be found.
He was later traced and arrested and he allegedly confessed to his family members that he killed the girl for ritual purposes.
He was nearly lynched by aggrieved youths in the community before the police came to his rescued and took him away.