A self-confessed pastor was arrested for allegedly beheading and burying the head of a 7-year-old boy at his church altar in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The pastor identified as Adedoyin Oyekan was arrested alongside his accomplice identified only as Eric at Odokereke, Odogunyan of Ikorodu.
Speaking to newsmen about the sad incident on Thursday, June 8, 2017 the spokesperson of the state police command, Olarinde Famous-Cole disclosed that the pastor was arrested following a confession by his cohort who led them to where the boy’s body was recovered.
He said: “On investigation, one of the suspects, Eric confessed to the crime. He led a team of policemen to Odokekere/ Odogunyan in Ikorodu area to apprehend Oyekan, who later led the team to where the seven-year-old boy was beheaded and his head buried,” he said.
“They hid the body inside canal. The two suspects involved have been arrested and the body and the head of the boy were brought to the station.
“Investigation has commenced and the case would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos.”
It took the timely intervention of the police to stop the duo from being lynched by an angry mob in the area.
An ongoing investigation has been launched into the matter and the suspects would be made to face the full wrath of the law upon conclusion.
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