Daily Courier – A 33 year old man, Mr. Volt Gabriel, has been arrested by the police in Delta State for allegedly beheading his 20- month- old son, Godspower Gabriel, for ritual purposes, Delta Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ali has said.
The police Commissioner said the incident occurred at Peanut Junction, Obeh village, Edo State.
Ali, in a statement, said a woman Mrs Success Oduwa 24 yr old reported the disappearance of her son to the police.
He said the victim’s mother sought the whereabout of her son from her husband after a fruitless search who lied that the boy was with his sister in Warri.
Ali said on getting to Warri the victim’s mother discovered that her husband had lied to her, sparking suspicion.
He said police team at Warri “B” Division swung into action and arrested the suspect.
He said the suspect confessed to have murdered the child using a hack saw and burying the head by a palm tree while throwing away the headless body.
According to Ali, the suspect claimed he was instructed in a dream by a man to kill his son, and that he will become wealthy if he rubs his head with his son’s blood.
Part of the statement reads: “Upon interrogation, suspect confessed to have murdered the said child at Ewabogun Bush by Catholic Road, Benin city using hand saw to cut off the head and buried it by a palm tree in the bush and threw away the headless body of the child. The suspect also stated that he actually killed the child, because of a dream he had, where he saw a man who told him that if he kills the child and use the child’s blood to rub his head, he will become rich.”
The suspect is in police custody.