by Temitope Onitiju
A man, Olubusayo Sunday, has committed suicide after beheading his wife and their 3-year-old daughter.
The incident occured on Wednesday, January 14, at Onigbedu town, in Ewekoro LGA of Ogun state.
A knife and a cutlass, stained with blood, suspected to have been used by Olubusayo to behead his family, were recovered from the scene.
A statement released by the police spokesperson in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed that none of the neighbours of the deceased couple nor any member of their family could tell the police what led to the tragic 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.”
He added that the commissioner of police, Ikemefuna Okoye, had ordered investigation into the tragic incident.