A middle-aged man has been arrested in a community in Benue State for beheading his step-mother for money rituals.
It was gathered that after murdering the woman, Adakole dumped her body in the farm and made away with the head wrapped in the woman's cloth.
But his luck ran out after he was apprehended when relatives of the deceased became worried that she had not come back from the farm and went in search of her.
When her headless body was discovered, the relatives raised an alarm. A quick search was conducted and the step-son of the woman was caught with the fresh head of th woman.
A source in the village narrated how the sordid was discovered:
“After the woman did not return from her farm, some people were sent from the community to go and search for Mama and they were shocked to find her headless body in the farm.
More shocking is the fact that when they came back home wailing and crying for help, her head was discovered with her step-son who was acting strange and making moves to flee from home.
The quick intervention of the police saved the suspect from being stoned to death by an angry mob.
As a result of tension in the community, the Police Area Command hurriedly moved the suspect out of the area to the State Command Headquarters in Makurdi,” the source said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Moses Yamu, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect was currently in custody of the state CID while investigation into the matter is ongoing.