The Police in Lagos State have arrested two siblings for beheading a 10-year old boy for ritual in Ibeju-Lekki area of the State for a N200,000 fee.
The arrest is contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chike Oti.
Oti said a team of anti-kidnapping personnel from the police command on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at about 20.30 p.m, on routine patrol between Ajah/Epe expressway, apprehended two brothers namely Ayodeji Obadimeji, aged 18 years and Saheed Obadimeji, aged 19 years of Tunde Balogun Street, Shapati, Ibeju-Lekki in possession of fresh human head.
“On interrogation, they confessed that one Sodiq Abefe contracted them to provide him with human head at the cost of N200,000.
“They lured the victim by sending him to buy Coca-Cola drink for them and when he brought the drinks to them, they held him and cut of his head with a knife.
“The victim has been identified by his parents as Joseph Makinde, male, aged 10 years,” the statement read in part.
Oti said the remains of the victim had been recovered from an uncompleted building located at Shapati.
He added that effort was on to arrest the said Sodiq Abefe, who allegedly contracted the duo to commit the heinous crime.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, 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.
Oti said the CP reiterated his earlier warnings to criminals to repent or relocate from the state or regret the consequence of their action.