The men of Oyo State Police Command have arrested an Okada rider who abducted a woman with her five-year-old son, and beheaded the boy after raping his mother at his house in Igbo-Ora in Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of the state.
While parading suspected criminals at the State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Friday, the Commissioner of Police(CP), Shina Olukolu, said the woman, Bosede Jimoh, 34, and her five-year-old son, Fadeyi Opeyemi Ramadan, had boarded a commercial motorcycle ridden by Gbenga Oduola, 37, on December 8.
According to the police boss, instead of taking his passengers to their destination, Oduola took them to his house, where he raped the woman severally and severed the head of the boy.
“The following day, December 9, the motorcyclist took the victim’s son to another room in the house where he beheaded him with a cutlass.
“He confessed to having dumped the remains of the boy at a nearby bush beside his house, where they were recovered and deposited at the General Hospital mortuary for autopsy,” Olukolu said.
However, Oduola, who admitted that he committed the crime, said he only wanted to marry the woman.
He said while he was conveying the woman and her child, he decided to woo her and she agreed.
“I then took her to my house where we had sex. I didn’t know why I beheaded the boy.
“I didn’t abduct them; I made love advances to the woman and she agreed, so I took them home.
“She had even agreed to marry me but I didn’t know why I killed the boy; it was the devil’s work.”
The suspect said he had previously married two women but the two had left him and that was the reason he became desperate to marry another woman.
In another development, the police announced the arrest of a man with 373 live cartridges at Challenge area in Ibadan.
Olukolu said the suspect and his accomplice were travelling on a motorcycle at Challenge on December 12, when a team of police patrol officers decided to conduct a stop and search.
“Immediately they were stopped, one of the suspects jumped down from the Okada and escaped, while Mustapha Saheed was arrested.”
The police boss said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to being an arms dealer and that the ammunition recovered were smuggled into Nigeria from a neighbouring country.
Olukolu said all the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of an investigation into their cases.