Man beheads wife, daughter, commits suicide in Ogun

By The Citizen
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Tragedy struck on Wednesday at Onigbedu town in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State when a 46-year-0ld farmer, Olubusayo Sunday, allegedly beheaded his wife, Oyewole, and their three-year-old daughter, Esther, and thereafter committed suicide.

According to a statement on the tragic incident by the police spokesman in Ogun State, Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi,  no neighbour of the deceased couple or any member of their family could tell the police the cause of the incident.

Adejobi said the last statement Olubusayo made before he died in the presence of the police detectives suggested that there was a quarrel between him and his wife.

He said, 'After he had beheaded the wife and daughter, Olubusayo stabbed himself, set himself ablaze and wanted to jump inside a well but was prevented by neighbours.

He later died in the hospital of fatal injuries he had inflicted on himself.'

The corpses of the deceased, he added, had been deposited at the General Hospital, Ifo for autopsy.

Adejobi said the commissioner of police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, had ordered investigation into the tragic incident.

The PPRO explained that a knife and one cutlass, stained with blood, suspected to have been used in committing the dastardly act had been recovered from the scene. Agency report