A man, who allegedly severed the
head and wrists of a 72-year-old woman,
identified as Funmilayo Shada, has been arrested
by men of Ogun State Police Command.
The suspect, Adeoye Ikugbayigbe, told the police
that he committed the act because he had been
having a running battle with the deceased over a
parcel of land.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state,
Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Ikugbayigbe severed the
72-year-old woman’s head and wrist in Abigi,
Ogun Waterside, Ogun State.
Oyeyemi explained that “the arrest followed a
report by the son of the deceased, one Ekundayo
Shada, who complained at Abigi Divisional
Headquarters that while he was on his way to the
farm to meet his mother, he came across Adeoye
Ikugbayigbe on the road holding a polythene bag.
“But as soon as he sighted the suspect, the
suspect dropped the bag and ran into the bush.
This aroused his suspicion and he quickly ran to
check on his mother, but could not find her.
“He later came back to check the bag dropped by
the suspect, only for him to discover his mother’s
head and her wrist in the bag.
“He quickly reported the case to police and the
DPO of Abigi Division, SP Komolafe Omoniyi, led
detectives to the scene, combed the surrounding
bushes and finally got the suspect arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed to the
commission of the crime, claiming that he has
been having a running battle with the deceased
over a parcel of land.
“The severed head and the remains of the
deceased have been deposited in the mortuary,
while the cutlass he used has also been
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu,
has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the
Homicide Section of State Criminal Investigation
and Intelligent Department, SCIID, for further