A welder has been arrested in Kwara State after he beheaded a farmer and tried to sell the head.
A middle-aged man identified as Bamidele, has been arrested by the Kwara State Police Command after he allegedly beheaded a local farmer, Sunday Owolabi, and tried to sell the severed head, ThisDay reports.
It was learnt that the suspect and the deceased were both members of the same community in Rore village in Irepodun Local Government Area of state, when Bamidele, a welder, trailed Owolabi to his farm and murdered him on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
It was in the process of the culprit's looking for a buyer for the head that he was apprehended and he allegedly confessed to the crime.
A police source reported thus:
“The farmer had gone to his farm that last Saturday but never returned. This development got his relatives concerned and therefore commenced a search for him and later discovered the headless body the next day on the farmland.
The suspect tried to sell the severed head to one Aliyu, who turned him down. Aliyu thereafter reported the case to a community leader who in turn informed the village head.
Upon interrogation by the community leader, Bamidele confessed to have acted under the influence of alcohol."
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"The case was later reported at the Omu-Aran Police Division and the suspect was arrested."