A 41-year-old farmer, Fidelis Ikpechi, has been beheaed by suspected ritualists on his farm, at Ogere -Remo area of Ogun State.
According to reports, the suspected ritualists attacked Ikpechi on his farm, beheaded him and them carted away some of his body parts on Thursday January 17th. His dismembered body was found inside a sack on Friday morning around Ositelu street, in Ogere-Remo.
According to the Secretary of Igede community, Ogere Remo, Mr Michael Ekirigwe, the search for the deceased began on Thursday evening when his neighbours noticed his sudden disappearance and calls put through to his mobile line were not picked.
“We are very sad and disillusioned with the dastard killing of one of us, in fact we are very pained that a man quietly working in his farm not too far away from his house could be brutally killed like animals, what then is the fate of those whose farms are very far to the town?” Ekirigwe said
The elder brother of the deceased, Mr Adikpe Sunday, said he wondered why anyone could have been so wicked to murder his brother.
“I brought him to Ogere from Abeokuta side about seven years ago. I felt the farming work he was doing there was too stressful and that when he comes around I would help him get a job. When he got to Ogere, he worked for like two years with Animal Care company but later went back to farming, maybe he felt the money was not enough,” he said
The remains of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue while the matter has been reported to the police.