The Delta State police command has arrested a 33-year-old father for allegedly using a handsaw to behead his one-year- eight-month-old son’s head.
The suspect, identified as Gabriel Volts, took his son from his wife and went to Etinabobo bush in Edo state, where he committed the crime.
“Delta State Police Command has arrested one Gabriel Volts age 33years who allegedly beheaded his son for ritual. The suspect used a hand saw to cut off the head of his one year and eight months old son at Etinabobo bush in Edo state for ritual purposes and buried him by the palm tree.
“The suspect was arrested after the child went missing, and the suspect lied to the wife that the son was with his sister in Warri, which turned out to be false.
“This prompted the wife to be suspicious, so she reported to the Police. The suspect has confessed to the alleged crime,” the police said.