Samuel Omosaba, 42, beheaded his three-year-old niece and had planned to use the head for a ritual that would make him rich. He was however arrested after the child’s mother found out what had happened. The incident happened on Tuesday at Ilepa quarters in Ikare-Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State. Omosaba, said to be jobless and unmarried, had approached a herbalist to make him rich. The herbalist reportedly demanded that he produced a child’s head for a ritual. Omosaba turned to his niece, whose mother took to her mother-in-law to be looked after while she went to a market. Omosaba lives in the same house with the said grand-mother. He had also assured the child’s mother of good care to the deceased three-year-old. The child’s mother, identified with one name – Bunmi – returned to see her decapitated daughter.
“On her return from the market, Bunmi met her daughter’s body in her brother-in-law’s room.
“The suspect ‘confessed’ to family members that he killed the girl. He was nearly lynched by aggrieved youths before the police rescued him,” a source was reported to have said. The police in the state said the matter had been transferred to the state criminal investigative department, CID.
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