33-year-old man cuts off son's head for ritual

Operatives of Delta Police Command have arrested one Gabriel Volts who allegedly beheaded his toddler son for ritual purpose.

Bright Edafe, spokesperson for the police command in a statement said the 33-year-old suspect used saw to cut off the head of his one year and eight months old son at Etinabobo bush in Edo state for ritual purpose and buried him by a palm tree there.

He added that the suspect was arrested after his wife reported to the police that the child was missing.

The police spokesperson said Volts had lied to his wife that the son is with his sister in Warri, a claim 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,” DSP Bright said.