25-year-old undergraduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Joseph Mark, has been arrested by the Osun State police command for allegedly beheading his mother on Sunday.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Folashade Odoro, confirming the incident told newsmen in Osogbo that the incident happened at about 6:30 am, at No 25, Zone 5, Ajetomobi Street, Eko-Ende Road, Ikirun, Osun.
According to Odoro, the incident was reported to Ikirun Divisional Police station by the father of the suspect, Mr Adewale Mark.
Odoro explained that, ” The father left his house around 5:30 a.m. to visit his friend at the next street and on returning home at about 6 a.m., he discovered that his son had cut off his wife’s head with a cutlass.
“The culprit who was suspected to be insane, was arrested when the team of police detectives visited the scene of the crime.
“Exhibits including medical examination of the suspect, weapon used and photographs of the scene and victim were taken by the police.
“The corpse of the victim, Mrs Christianah Mark, 62, had been deposited at mortuary and that further investigation on the matter had begun.”