An 18-year-old man, Ayodeji Obadimeji, has allegedly beheaded the 14-year-old son of his neighbour ironically to raise money to celebrate the naming of his new born baby.
This gruesome incident happened at Shapati town in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The victim, Joseph Makinde, was beheaded on Tuesday night by Ayodeji who is an apprentice of the deceased’s father, Kayode Makinde.
Read Kayode narrate how everything transpired:
“On Tuesday, about 8.30p.m., Joseph was doing his homework when my friend, Femi, called and sent him to go and get money for him at Point of Sales Terminal (POS) in the community. It was just a few poles away from my house.”
Kayode and Femi became worried when after 30 minutes, Joseph was yet to return.
“I began to look for Joseph. He doesn’t usually stay outside late. My friend and I continued the search, until we ran into a police patrol team.
But we never knew that the police had an encounter with two young men who they caught with a human head that same night,” the distraught father said.
A policeman stopped them and asked what they were searching for with Kayode replying that he sent his son to withdraw some cash from POS but he is yet to return.
He said: “The policemen told me to go and sleep but I told them I couldn’t sleep because I was looking for my son. They said I should follow them.”
Kayode and the police team got to the police post at Shapati junction on Epe Expressway, the leader of the patrol team asked them for the age of the boy and he replied 14 years old.
Following a police raid yesterday, Joseph’s body was recovered from the uncompleted building while Kayode’s friend, Femi, had been also arrested for interrogation as a prime suspect.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chike Oti, confirmed the incident.
Oti said the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, had directed that the case be handed over to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.