A 23-year-old man identified as Benedict Owalun was arrested by police in Ipele, Owo local government area of Ondo State for murder. The 23 years old narrated how he beheaded his colleague on the farm.
The incident occurred on Sunday, December 20th. Owalun reportedly cut off the head of his colleague Mr Ekong, during a machete fight, while accusing the deceased (Mr Ekong) of witchcraft.
Owalun while narrating the incidence claimed he started experiencing erectile failure and difficulty in urination moments after Mr Ekong and another colleague threatened to deal with him.
Narrating the incident, Owalun said:
“Five of us used to work on a farm in Ipele, where we cultivate Indian hemp for our boss called Mr Okadigbo.
“We have been working there for about six months. So, on the last day when we are about to leave the farm, there is one of us called Felix and another known as Ekong who I have been suspecting of attacking me spiritually.
“Both of them had been telling me that they would have killed me since if they have their way.
“I reported the issue to Mr Okadigbo, but he failed to intervene.
“Later I began to have health issues, as I could no longer urinate due to the spiritual attack by the boys. After a while, I confronted Ekong over the development, but he threatened me with a cutlass and I took my own cutlass as well and we immediately engaged in a fight.
“During the fight, he fell and I immediately cut off his head and the other boys ran away.
“I took the head away to the hut and later, I saw police officers who came to arrest me.”
The Ondo Police through their spokesperson, Leo Tee-Ikoro, has confirmed the incidence and are carrying out investigations.