A 25 year old student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, Joseph Mark, who was suspected of being mentally-ill, yesterday morning beheaded his 62 year-old mother at Ikirun town, Osun State.
According to the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Folashade Odoro, DSP. the 25 year old committed the crime at about 6:30 am, at the family’s compound at No 25, Zone 5, Ajetomobi Street, Eko-Ende Road, Ikirun, Osun.
The father of the suspect, Mr Adewale Mark, was said to have reported the incident to the Ikirun Divisional Police station less than an hour after the incident.
Odoro told newsmen that the father had explained in his statement that he left his house around 5:30 a.m. to visit his friend who lives next street only to return home at about 6 a.m and met his wife’s lifeless body in the compound.
”He said that he discovered that his son had cut off his wife’s head with a cutlass”.
Odoro said the culprit, who was suspected to be insane, was arrested when the team of police detectives visited the scene of the crime.
She added that exhibits, which include the medical examination of the suspect and weapon used together with the photographs of the scene and the victim which could help the police in their investigations are all in possession of the investigating police Officers .
She said ”the corpse of the victim, Mrs Christianah Mark, 62, had been deposited in an hospital’s mortuary and further investigation on the matter has begun”.