The Lagos State police command through the office of Public Relation Office has released a press statement describing a horrible event in which two teenage brothers, 18 and 19 year old, were caught with the head of a young boy.
It was gathered that the brothers lured the child to an uncompleted building at Ibeju Lekki before killing and decapitation the victim.
Below is the official press release.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED RITUALISTS WITH FRESH HUMAN HEAD
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the 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.
The CP Lagos reiterated his earlier warnings to criminals to repent or relocate from the state or regret the consequence of their action.
CSP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer