The police in Anambra State have launched manhunt for suspected cultists who beheaded a member of a “rival group” and used his head to play football.
The incident happened at Igbariam, a community in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.
The video of the incident has since gone viral on social media.
According to an eyewitness, the victim was dragged out of his car and shot at close range.He was later beheaded, and his head was taken to a square, where his assailants tossed it as football, while making jest of him.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police,Tony Olofu, has said the Command would leave no stone unturned in tracking the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
The CP, who spoke in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Tuesday, said operatives are on the trail of the those who carried out the killing.
“The Commissioner of police Anambra State Command, CP Tony Olofu, has ordered investigation on the shooting incident on 25/9/2021 by 4pm along Igbariam road.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the shooting was as a result of rival cult clash. Meanwhile Police Operatives have intensified patrol and surveillance within the area. Further details shall be communicated,” the statement added.