Man Kills Five Family Members In Oyo

Man Sentenced To Seven Years Imprisonment for Raping OctogenarianA 28-year-old man identified as Monday Daniel set his family house ablaze, killing five people in the process while two survivors are in critical condition receiving medical treatment at Muslim hospital, Kishi in Oyo state.

The Oyo State Police Command has assured members of the public that justice would be served.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who spoke to Channels Television on the incident confirmed that four of the deceased were children including an eight-month old baby.

“At about 02:36pm on February 19, a man named Monday Daniel, suspected to be insane set his family members ablaze”, Ajisebutu said.

Eye witnesses said Daniel left home in annoyance, only to return in the night to set his family house and all seven occupants on fire.

They explained that after his request for some money to enable him travel to an undisclosed destination was turned down, the suspect became angry and promised to deal with them.

The seven people were said to be sleeping before being set ablaze, as five of them were completely burnt to ashes while two others survived.

However, residents of the community could do little as the incident happened in the night.

Daniel who had taken to his heels after the act was later arrested by the police.

Ajisebutu further said “because of the gravity of the crime, the Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred with immediate effect to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department for further investigation.

“I must quickly add that the suspect immediately after the act, escaped from the scene.

“However, prompt intervention by the police yielded positive result as the arsonist was arrested”.

The police said the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming he did not know what came over him at the time.

Nevertheless, the suspect has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in Iyaganku Ibadan, for further investigations which would include psychological evaluation to decipher his mental status.

Ogun: Man Beheads Two Year Old Boy After Raping Mother

Police dispatchThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle age man, ‎Mahmodu Bashir, a Nigerien for beheading a two year old boy in Owode Egba area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria.

The suspect allegedly committed the crime after having a carnal knowledge of the mother of the boy, when she was easing herself in a nearby bush in Ofada town, Obafemi-Owode Local government of the state.

Eyewitness account revealed  that the suspect pounced on her with a baby tied to her back and dragged them into an uncompleted building, where he raped the woman, stabbed her and killed the boy before he severed his head.

It was gathered that someone suspected his movement, trailed him to the building but escaped and was able to rescue the woman with the headless body of the boy.

When he was arrested, the suspect led men from the Criminal Investigation Department of the State Police Command to the scene, to locate the head but was to no avail. The knife with which he perpetrated the act was only discovered at the scene.

Confirming the incident on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the suspect was arrested through the help of some community leader as he had fled the area to Ibafo, immediately he committed the crime.‎

Adejobi added that further investigation has  revealed that the suspect had sold the head of the boy to a woman in Ibadan, adding that the detectives from the State Police Command was on the trial of the buyer and that, ‎the command has commenced a discrete investigation on the matter.‎

Speaking with Newsmen at the scene of the crime which was stained with blood, the suspect confirmed to have raped the woman, killed her son and severed his head which he had thrown away into the bush.‎

The remains of the boy has, however, been buried while the mother has been responding to treatment at a hospital.