One Dauda Yakubu who was arrested by the Niger State Police Command, has revealed that he beheaded the motorcyclist for refusing to surrender his motorcycle.
The suspect who subsequently made away with his victim’s motorcycle, was arrested after the elder brother to the deceased, Amos Sunday, reported to the police that his brother did not return home from work.
An investigation which was launched by police operatives attached to Lapai Division, led to the arrest of the suspect who still had the deceased’s motorcycle at Kagbodu village in Lapai Local Government Area.
The suspect who confessed to have conspired with one Mohammed Yunusa, now at large, to attack the victim, added that he would not have killed Sunday if he had handed over his motorcycle to him without a struggle.
“He refused to hand over his motorcycle to me; so, I got angry and we beheaded him and zoomed off with the motorcycle.
“I don’t know what came over me; we are from the same state (Kogi) but we reside in Niger State. How do I explain myself to my kinsmen? he said”.
When asked if he wanted to use the victim’s head for rituals by Punch’s correspondent, Yakubu said;
“I couldn’t have used my kinsman’s head for rituals; our culture forbids it; it was the devil that pushed me into killing him.”
The Public Relations Officer for the Niger State Police Command, Muhammad Abubakar, who disclosed that the police were on the trail of the fleeing Yunusa, confirmed the incident on Sunday, adding that detectives had recovered Sunday’s body and his motorcycle. According to him, the case would be charged to court after investigation.