Two brothers identified as Ayodeji Obadimeji, aged 18 years and Saheed Obadimeji, aged 19 years have been arrested by the Lagos state Police Rapid Response Squad over possession of fresh human head.
The brothers were reportedly contracted by one Sodiq Abefe to provide the fresh human head with the promise to pay them N200,000 after delivery.
Ayodeji and Saheed were however arrested in the process of transporting the exhibit and were paraded at the Police Headquarters in Lagos.
Read the statement released by the Lagos Police Command on the incident:
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