Man beheads farmer, plans to sell head to herbalist in Kwara

THE Kwara State Police Command has paraded a suspected killer of a farmer in Rore community, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspect last week, a welder whose name was given as Segun Bamidele, in Ilorin on Tuesday, the state Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, said that Bamidele hacked the farmer, Sunday Owolabi, to death in his farm and severed his head.

The police boss, who paraded the suspect holding the headless body of his victim, said that, “during investigation, Segun Bamidele confessed that he killed the victim with a cutlass in his farm at Rore and severed the head which he took to a herbalist for sale.

“The suspect took policemen to a bush where he hid the head, while cutlass used to kill the victim was retrieved.”

Mr Okaula added that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

The commissioner also said that the command arrested three siblings for killing a housewife, Rohimat, wife of one Kehinde Babatunde of Igba-Iroko village, Asa Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects are Saidi Amadu, Idris Amadu and Quadri Ayodele.

The police boss said that the three suspects had confessed that they conspired to commit the heinous crime in order to implicate their elder brother, Ayodele Amadu, now in prison.

“Their elder brother is said to have taken a larger portion of the property left behind by their late father.

“They also confirmed that their elder brother, Ayodele Adamu, is innocent of the crime,” he said.

He decried the rising incidence of ritual killings within the metropolis and its environs.

The commissioner also paraded two members of Eiye Confraternity, adding that the suspects were arrested at Ita-Kure/Oja-Iya area of Ilorin.

The suspected cultists’ names are Muhammed Zulukannani and Tunde Busari.

He listed the items recovered from them as two cut-to-size double barrel gun, five live cartridges, one blue baseball cap and criminal charms.

He added that one John Akpebe, a suspected notorious cultist in the state, was in police custody in connection with rival cults clash at Taiwo Isale area of the town.

He said the suspected cultist is a member of Aiye Confraternity, adding that police recovered one locally made pistol and one empty cartridge shell from him.