A middle-aged welder, Segun Bamidele, is now in police custody for allegedly beheading a farmer, Sunday Owolabi, at Rore, a rural settlement in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Bamidele was said to have told his interrogators that he committed the crime under the influence of alcohol.

He was said to have claimed that Owolabi refused to return his greetings when the two met in the farm. It was learnt that Bamidele attempted to sell the severed head of his victim after committing the crime. Although details of the incident remained scanty as community members were reluctant to speak on the issue, a resident said members of Owolabi’s family had become worried on Saturday after he did not return from the farm.

“This development got his relatives worried. A search party discovered the headless body the next day in the farm. The suspect tried to sell the severed head to a man called 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, Bamidele confessed to have acted under influence of alcohol.” The case was later reported at Omu-Aran Police Division which led to the arrest of the suspect. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident to journalists. He said the suspect was undergoing interrogation at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

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