A young man, Echono Enokela, of Obaganya village, a suburb of Otukpo town in Benue State has been nabbed by the police for allegedly beheading his step mother, Titi Enokela.
Reliable sources informed Nigerian Pilot that Echono trailed the deceased to her farm and beheaded her. Ironically, he had eaten her food few hours before he committed the despicable act.
He was alleged to have left her corpse at the farm and made away with the head which intended to use for ritual purposes.
Echono’s wicked act was revealed when relatives of the deceased out of anxiety as to why she had not returned from the farm dispatched a search party which discovered her headless body.
“Some people who were sent from the community to go and search for mama in the farm were shocked to find her headless body. When they came to narrate the shocking sight, her head was discovered with Echono, her step son,” explained one of the sources.
It took the intervention of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Obo Ukam Obo, to prevent an angry mob from lynching the accused.
When contacted, the state police spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, who confirmed the report on phone, said the suspect is already being quizzed at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, in Makurdi.
It would be recalled that a farmer was also beheaded by a man in his farm at Utonkon, Ado Local Government Area last year.

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