Taofeek Hassan, 61, has told police interrogators he was paid N4,000 to severe a woman’s head in a forest located at Itoga-Zeba, Badagry area of Lagos. Hassan said he was approached by one Manase, his friend and an herbalist, for the cruel job. The head, Hassan claimed, was to be handed to two Islamic clerics, who brought the victim to him. The clerics reportedly from Sango-Ota in Ogun state, and so was their victim.
“He (Manase) told me the two clerics needed some fresh human parts to prepare a concoction for one of their clients”, Hassan said.
Furthermore, Hassan said he noticed that the unidentified woman had been charmed and was merely obeying every command given her by the clerics.
“Around 9:00a.m. on Sunday, we took the lady deep into the forest, close to a river. Manase asked her to kneel down and she did. It was while she was still kneeling that I chopped off her head with a sharp cutlass given to me by Manase,” Hassan concluded.
The lid was blown off the culprits’ cruel act when a mob found Hassan with the severed head, wrists and heart removed from the woman’s body.