A man, identified as Sunday Ugbada, has been arrested by the police in Kogi State for allegedly beheading a woman.
Ugbada, an indigene of Ogoh Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state reportedly perpetrated the act on Sunday.
NIGERIACRIME learnt that Ugbada beheaded the woman on her farm in Ogene Iga village in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state.
On Monday, residents organised a search party to locate her whereabouts as she did not come back from the farm that Sunday.
A resident Sylvester Adaji, who spoke on the incident said, “We saw her corpse in an isolated place on her farm. To our surprise, her head was cut off and taken away by her assailants. We could only recognise her by her wares. It was a gory sight and a taboo on our land.”
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Confirming the incident, the Police Command’s spokesman, SP William Aya, said, “One Sunday Ugbada of Ogoh Okpo was arrested in connection with the crime. One Itel phone belonging to the victim was recovered from the suspect.
“Investigation is still on and the suspect will be charged to court as soon as questioning is concluded.”
In another news, worried by the spate of rape cases, kidnapping and deteriorating level of education in Northern Nigeria, a group of youths in Potiskum town, Yobe State, has staged a peaceful demonstration calling on authorities to do the needful in addressing the social problems.
Leader of the group, Comrade Aliyu Haruna, while speaking to newsmen, explained that the motive behind the protest was to call the authorities concerned to action.
“We simply embarked on this peaceful protest in view of the deteriorating level of education in the North, as well as security gaps where young, innocent and poor girls are being raped and left helpless”, he said.
The protesting youths carried placards containing inscriptions such as: ‘Stop Killing #Brothers and Sisters in the North’; ‘End Kidnapping, Raping’ and ‘Bring Back our Girls’.