A 33-year-old man, Gabriel Volts, has been apprehended by police officers in Delta State for allegedly beheading his son for ritual purposes.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer for the State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, copies of which were made available to journalists in Warri.
The statement disclosed that the suspect took his one year, eight months old son from his wife and then went to Etinabobo bush in Edo State where he used a hand saw to cut off the head of the little boy and then buried him beside a palm tree.
The PPRO stated further, “The suspect was arrested after the child went missing, and the suspect lied to the wife that the son was with his sister in Warri, which turned out to be false.
“This prompted the wife to be suspicious. So, she reported to the Police.
“Suspect has confessed to the alleged crime.”