23 year old Adeoye Ikugbayigbe has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for beheading a 72 year old woman, Funmilayo Shada, over a land dispute on March 17th. Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital Monday, the police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, son of the deceased, Ekundayo Shada, filed a complaint at the police station after sighting the suspect with his mother’s severed head.
The suspect had attacked the deceased on the farmland, severed her head and wrist and put them in a bag.
“As soon as he sighted him, the suspect dropped the bag and ran into the bush. This aroused his suspicion and he quickly ran to check his mother but could not find her. He later came back to check the bag dropped by the suspect only for him to discover his mother severed head and her wrist in the said bag.
He quickly reported to the case to the Police at about 1445hrs and immediately the DPO Abigi Division, SP Komolafe Omoniyi led detectives to the scene, combed the surrounding bush and finally got the suspect arrested. On interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime claiming that he has beden having running battle with the deceased over a portion of land. The severed head and the remains body of the deceased has been deposited in the mortuary while the cutlass he used has also been recovered” Oyeyemi said.
Oyeyemi said when interrogated, the suspect said he had been in a running battle with the deceased over a portion of land. He added that the suspect has been transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department (SCIID) for further investigation.