Arrest has been made by the Lagos state police command of two brothers in “possession of a fresh human head” in the Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state.
In a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, on Wednesday, CChike Otto said the suspects, Ayodeji Obadimeji and Saheed Obadimeji, aged 18 and 19 years respectively, were caught during a patrol by the police officers.
The victim has been identified as Joseph Makinde, a 10-year-old boy.
The suspects reportedly confessed to have lured late Makinde and cut off his head after one Sodiq Abefe contracted them to provide him with human head at the cost of N200,000.
“On the 27th day of November, 2018 at about 2030hrs, a team of Anti-kidnapping personnel of the Lagos State Police Command 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,” the statement read.
“On interrogation, they confessed that one Sodiq Abefe contracted them to provide him with human head at the cost of two hundred thousand Naira (N200, 000), hence 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 torso has been recovered from an uncompleted building located at Shapati and effort is being made to arrest the said Sodiq Abefe who allegedly contracted the duo to commit the heinous crime.”
The state commissioner of police has 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.